Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings / Edition 5

Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings / Edition 5

by Anthony C Winkler, Jo Ray McCuen-Matherell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0135008778

ISBN-13: 9780135008775

Pub. Date: 02/14/2008

Publisher: Pearson

There are many different ways in which developing writers learn. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall have created a wiritng series that takes into account many of the known difficulties that developing writing students have with English language skills and strategies. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings, 5/ereaches more students by providing the most

Overview

There are many different ways in which developing writers learn. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall have created a wiritng series that takes into account many of the known difficulties that developing writing students have with English language skills and strategies. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings, 5/ereaches more students by providing the most varied practice exercises of any writing text. Every unit contains Practice Exercises, Unit Tests, Unit Talk-Write Exercises, Unit Collaborative Assignments, Unit Writing Assignments, and Photo Writing Assignments. These diverse exercises will help students of all types, including visual, audio, and collaborative learners learn and retain the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135008775
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/14/2008
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

* Every Unit ends with Unit Test, Unit Talk-Write Assignment, Unit Collaborative Assignment, Unit Writing Assignment, & Photo Writing Assignment for this reason it is only listed once in Unit 1

UNIT 1: The ESL Student and the Native Speaker

Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student

A General Note to Both the Native Speaker and ESL Student

  • Unit Test
  • Unit Talk-Write Assignment
  • Unit Collaborative Assignment
  • Unit Writing Assignment
  • Photo Writing Assignment

UNIT 2: Myths About Writing

Myths About Writing

Standard English

UNIT 3: Purpose and Audience

Purpose

Audience

Computer Writing Assignment

UNIT 4: Gathering Ideas

Talking Writing

Freewriting

Brainstorming

Clustering

Journal Writing

PART 2: SENTENCE BASICS

Unit 5 The Sentence

Subject and Verb

Prepositional Phrases

Action Verbs and Linking Verbs

Helping Verbs

Verbals

Compound Subjects and Verbs

Unit 6: Building Sentences

Dependent and Independent Clauses

Three Basic Sentence Types

The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation

Sentence Variety

Unit 7: The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors

Error No. 1 Sentence Fragments

Error No. 2 Run-On Sentences

Error No. 3 Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement

Error No. 4 Incorrect Verb Forms

Error No. 5 Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have

Error No. 6 Passive Voice

Error No. 7 Shift in Tense

Error No. 8 Shift in Point of View

Error No. 9 Unclear or Missing Referent

Error No. 10 Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism

Error No. 11 Trouble with Using Adverbs and Adjectives in Comparisons and Superlatives

Error No. 12 Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers

Error No. 13 Omitted Commas, Part I

Error No. 14 Omitted Commas, Part II

Error No. 15 Apostrophe Problems

Error No. 16 Trouble with Quotation Marks

Error No. 17 Incorrect Capitalization, Part I

Error No. 18 Incorrect Capitalization, Part II

Error No. 19 Misspelled Words, Part I

Error No. 20 Misspelled Words, Part II

PART 3: WRITING GOOD PARAGRAPHS

Unit 8: The Paragraph and the Topic Sentence

Talking and the Paragraph

The Topic Sentence

Unit 9: Adding Details

Supporting Details

Unit 10: Sticking to the Point, Proving the Point, and Linking Sentences

Stick to the Point

Prove the Point, Don’t Merely Repeat It

Link the Sentences

PART 4: PARAGRAPH STRATEGIES

Unit 11: Narrating

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 12: Describing

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 13: Illustrating

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 14: Explaining a Process

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 1 5: Defining a Term

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 16: Classifying

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 17: Comparing and Contrasting

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 18: Cause and Effect

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

Unit 19: Arguing

What Am I Trying to Do?

How Can I Do It?

What Do I Need to Look Out For?

PART 5: WRITING GOOD ESSAYS

Unit 20: Moving from Paragraphs to Essays

Moving from Paragraphs to an Essay

Tips for Writing Essays

Model Essay

Unit 21: The Thesis Statement

Common Faults of the Thesis Statement

The Good Thesis Statement

Unit 22: Organizing Your Essay, from Beginning to End

The Introduction

The Conclusion

The Whole Essay

The Title

Unit 23: Revising, Editing, and Proofreading

Revising

Editing

Proofreading

Student Essay in Progress

PART 6 : READINGS

Help for Your Reading

Narrating

*Santa With a Suntan: A Jamaican Christmas, Anthony C. Winkler

The Circuit, Francisco Jiminez

Describing

*A Different Sort of Time, Ian McDonald

*The Story of His Life , Bart Edelman

Illustrating

So Who Makes Up All Those Signs That Tell Us What We Mustn’t Do? Bailey White Long Live High School Rebels, Thomas French

Explaining a Process

How I Was Bathed, Michael Ondaatje

*Foot Binding, Lisa See

Defining

Bullying Broadly Defined, John Leo

“Both” or “Other”? It’s Not as Clear as Black and White, Pamela Swanigan

Classifying

Wait Divisions, Tom Bodett

The Plot Against People, Russell Baker

Comparing and Contrasting

Doctor-as-God Is Dead, or Dying, Ellen Goodman

They Stole Our Childhood, Lee Goldberg

Cause and Effect

*The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Papa, The Teacher, Leo Buscaglia

Arguing

Cure me If You Can, Michael Kingsley

If I Were a Carpenter, John Balzar

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