Higher Education

Writing Sentences and Paragraphs: Integrating Reading, Writing, and Grammar Skills, 1st Edition

  • Joy Wingersky Glendale Community College, Arizona
  • Jan Boerner Emerita, Glendale Community College, Arizona
  • ISBN-10: 0155085301  |  ISBN-13: 9780155085305
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.50

About

Overview

The first of a two-book series, this new text systematically integrates reading and grammar with basic writing instruction.

Table of Contents

1. UNDERSTANDING THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING AND GRAMMAR.
Introduction to Writing. Objectives. Attitude Toward Writing. Summary. Collaborative Activities. The Writing Process. Prewriting. Revising and Rewriting. Summary. Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Russell J. Proctor, Professor of Communication, How to Impress Your Professor. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Hanan Al-Shakhrit, student Reem Al Bawadi. Amanda Moreno, student Poverty in My Country. Ellen J. Gary, student Korea. Maya Angelou, excerpt from Wouldn''t Take Nothing for My Journey Now. George Jenkins, excerpt from The Pact. Understanding Grammar. Overview of Parts of Speech. Understanding Nouns. Pronouns. Prepositions. Verbs. Summary. Collaborative Activity. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Parts of Speech). Writing Assignment.
2. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS WITH EXAMPLES AND DETAILSTHE PARAGRAPH.
Objectives. Topic Sentences. Supporting Ideas. Concluding Sentences. Summary. Writing Assignment. Collaborative Activity. Practice Test in Context of a Paragraph. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Dr. René Díaz-Lefebvre, Professor of Psychology It''s Not How Smart You Are, It''s How You Are Smart. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Mark Bethke, student Travel. Joshua Sewell, student Phoenix. Kalli Mussetter, student Learning To Be Responsible. Louie Anderson, excerpt from THE WORD. Frank McCourt, excerpt from Angela''s Ashes. Understanding Grammar: Additional Parts of Speech. Adjectives. Adverbs. Writing Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. More Practice with Adjectives and Adverbs. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Adjectives and Adverbs). Writing Assignment.
3. BUILDING BETTER PARAGRAPHS, ONE SENTENCE AT A TIME.
Writing Simple Sentences, Building Better Paragraphs One Sentence at a Time. Objectives. Being Grammatically Correct. Identify and Write Simple Sentences. Creating More Interesting Simple Sentences. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Simple Sentences). Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Kathy Sins, Teacher and Artist An Addiction That Never Goes Away. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Tarya Tjernagel, student Least Favorite Animal. Ashleigh Wolfe, student California. Travis Mays, student September 11, 2001. Tom Brokaw, excerpt from A Long Way from Home. Tim O''Brien, excerpt from If I Die in a Combat Zone. Using Verbs Correctly. Subject-Verb Agreement. Consistent Verb Tense. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Subject-Verb Agreement/Consistent Verb Tense). Writing Assignment.
4. COMBINING SENTENCES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING.
Compound Sentences. Objectives. Distinguishing Between Simple and Compound Sentences. Combining Simple Sentences into Compound Sentences. Summary. Practice Test in Context of a Paragraph. Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Shirley Elizabeth Emhoff, Lt. Col., USAR, retired Who Said Women Don''t Make Good Soldiers? Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Christian Kelly, student My Father. Joseph Ronald Fahoome, student Downfalls of Censoring Public Art. Joshua Sewell, student My Children. Edwin Way Teale, excerpt from A Walk Through the Year. David J. Peck, D.O., excerpt from Or Perish in the Attempt, Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices. Objectives. Run-On Sentences. Comma Splices. Correcting Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices. Objectives. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Run-on Sentences, Comma Splices). Writing Assignment.
5. USING SENTENCE VARIETY FOR BETTER PARAGRAPHS.
Complex Sentences. Objectives. Independent Clauses. Dependent Clauses. Summary. Practice Test in Context of a Paragraph. Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Jim Reed, Communication Instructor Just One Drop. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Valerie Lewis, student A Pregnancy That Changed My Life. Patrina Begay, student Proud to Be a Woman. Benny Alvarez, student My Life. Amy Tan, excerpt from Mother Tongue. Daniel J. Levinson, excerpt from Seasons of a Man''s Life. Fragments. Fragment That Lacks a Subject or a Complete Verb. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Fragments). Writing Assignment.
6. IMPROVING WRITING.
Using Pronouns Correctly Objectives. Subject-Object Pronouns. Personal Pronouns Used as Subjects. Personal Pronouns Used as Objects. Noun-Pronoun Agreement. Pronouns That Are Always Singular. Consistent Point of View. Identifying Point of View. Keeping Point of View Consistent. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Consistent Point of View). Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Elizabeth Minnich, Case Manager and Teacher Navigating Without a Compass. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. Patrina Begay, student Grandmother''s. Josh Seyfert, student My Grandfather. Veronica Carmelo, student Basketball. Tim Wendel, excerpt from Healing Harmonies. Improving Sentences. Objectives. Parallel Form. Using Parallel Form. Revising to Maintain Parallel Form. Repetition of parallel form for emphasis. Using Modifying Phrases Correctly. Summary. Writing Assignment.
7. EDITING FOR A FINAL VERSION.
Punctuation. Objectives. Using Commas Correctly. Clarity. Quotation marks. Using Apostrophes Correctly. Using Underlining or Italics. Using Parentheses. Using Dashes. Using Hyphens. Punctuating Sentences. Summary. Writing Assignment. Something to Think About, Something to Write About. Professional Essay to Generate Ideas for Writing. Larry Bohlender, Journalist and English Instructor This Student Marches to His Own Drumbeat. Writing Assignment. Student and Professional Paragraphs. John McMurray, student I Am the King of P. Nereyda Martinez, student School. Mark Sanchez, student Four-Wheeling. Jack London, excerpt from Housekeeping in the Klondike. Capitalization. Objectives. Capitalize First Words. Capitalize Names. Capitalize Things. Capitalize Places. Summary. Practice Test In Context of a Paragraph (Mechanics). Writing Assignment.
Appendix A: Answers to Odd- Numbered Questions.
Appendix B: ESL Information�Gaining Confidence in Using English.
Appendix C: Confusing Words.
Appendix D: Spelling.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joy Wingersky

Joy Wingersky was born and grew up in Georgia, but she moved to Arizona when she was sixteen. After completing high school, she attended Grand Canyon University where she was active on the newspaper staff and in the drama productions. She was a member of Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary drama fraternity. After she graduated, she started her teaching career at age twenty. While teaching in high school, she completed her Master’s at Arizona State University. In 1965, she also set up and taught the first GED classes through the Migrant Opportunity Program, sponsored the debate team, directed the school plays, and organized and sponsored the Thespian Club. During this time, she married and became the mother of three boys. After the birth of her first son, she taught home-bound students and worked with handicapped adults at United Cerebral Palsy during the week and on the weekends set up a program for handicapped adults at North Phoenix Baptist Church. She later returned to school to complete her Ph. D. in English. In 1975, Joy returned to the classroom at Glendale Community College. While there, she helped develop the program for teaching composition in computer labs and helped design the English computer building. As an English composition instructor, she, along with Jan and Diana, designed a Self-Paced, Computerized Delivery of a developmental English program for which they were recognized as “Innovators of the Year.” Her interests centered on developmental students, and she has been involved in using Multiple Intelligence with developmental students and remains active in curriculum design for and assessment of developmental students. She has served as assistant chair in the English department, spent many years on the Faculty Senate, and was active in the First-Year Experience involving developmental students. In her spare time, she enjoys working in her back yard where she can watch the hummingbirds that reside there year round.