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Great Paragraphs (With Chapter on Essays)

Great Paragraphs (With Chapter on Essays) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618114672

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
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Great Paragraphs (With Chapter on Essays) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618114672

Keith S. Folse, April Muchmore-Vokoun and Elena V. Solomon

ISBN13: 978-0618114672
ISBN10: 061811467X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This mid-intermediate level ESL writing text explores how to generate, develop, and organize ideas at the paragraph level. Major units include coverage of paragraph structure, introductions to five rhetorical modes (definition, process analysis, description, opinion, and narration), and an appendix with additional practice in writing, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

  • Writers Notes and Language Focus features contain brief discussions of grammar topics and effective writing strategies.
  • Engaging activities for students include copying exercises, analysis of paragraph elements, and sequencing activities which highlight connecting and transitional words and phrases.

Table of Contents

I. The Structure of a Paragraph.
1. What Is a Paragraph?.

Example Paragraphs.
Four Features of a Paragraph.
Working with Paragraphs.
Introduction to Peer Editing.

2. Developing Ideas for Writing a Paragraph.

Brainstorming.
How Brainstorming Works.

3. The Topic Sentence.

Features of a Good Topic Sentence.
Working with Topic Sentences.

4. Supporting and Concluding Sentences.

Good Supporting Sentences.
Kinds of Supporting Sentences.
Analyzing and Writing Supporting Sentences.
Good Concluding Sentences.
Kinds of Concluding Sentences.
Analyzing and Writing Concluding Sentences.

5. Paragraph Review.

Working with the Structure of a Paragraph.
Analyzing Paragraphs.

II. Kinds of Paragraphs.
6. Definition Paragraphs.

What Is a Definition Paragraph?.
Putting the Paragraph Together: Sequencing.

7. Process Analysis Paragraphs.

What Is a Process Analysis Paragraph?.
Organizing a Process Analysis Paragraph.

8. Descriptive Paragraphs.

What Is a Descriptive Paragraph?.
Describing with the Five Senses.

9. Opinion Paragraphs.

What Is an Opinion Paragraph?.
Working with Opinions.
Facts and Opinions.
Choosing a Topic for an Opinion Paragraph.

10. Narrative Paragraphs.

What Is a Narrative Paragraph?.
Working with Ideas for Narrative Paragraphs.

III. Additional Writing Practice.

Appendix 1 Understanding the Writing Process: The Seven Steps.
Appendix 2 Capitalization Practices.
Appendix 3 Punctuation Practices.
Appendix 4 Additional Grammar Practice.
Appendix 5 Peer Editing Sheets.
Appendix 6 Answer Key

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