Focus on Writing

The text also empowers students with a unique tool for assessing and revising their work: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST (Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions).

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Bedford Books

ISBN: 1319207391

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Focus on Writing offers clear, thorough coverage of college writing, with a chapter design that puts writing first. The Focus on Writing strand in Chapters 2-17 prompts students to write, learn essential concepts as they follow a student model, and apply those concepts to their own writing in a series of manageable steps. The text also empowers students with a unique tool for assessing and revising their work: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST (Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions). A complete three-in-one text, Focus on Writing not only covers the process of writing paragraphs and essays but also includes a grammar guide with exercises and an essay collection. Supplementary online grammar practice through LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers rounds out this complete package.

Focus on Writing

In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell expand on their detailed, step-by-step guidance for developing paragraphs; offer more coverage of critical reading and thinking, a new chapter on college success, ...

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1457633272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

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Focus on Writing offers students thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Standing for Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions, this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell expand on their detailed, step-by-step guidance for developing paragraphs; offer more coverage of critical reading and thinking, a new chapter on college success, research; and provide new student models that reflect realistic student work.

Focus on Writing 5 with Proofwriter TM

This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5).

Author: Laura Walsh

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 013286200X

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing. This five-level series progresses with students as they grow in confidence and ability from sentence level (Book 1) through paragraphs (Books 1-3) and essays (Books 3-5). Each unit leads writers step-by-step through the process of prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, and editing before producing a final draft. Not only do students write an entire paragraph or essay in each unit, they are also given plenty of practice at the sentence and word levels. Features: Each unit teaches students how to use one or more common organizational structures: narrative, description, opinion, persuasion, compare-contrast, problem-solution, and cause-effect. High-interest readings and a choice of writing assignments provide a springboard for students' writing. Grammar presentation and practice correlated to Focus on Grammar make the connection between grammar and writing clear. Building Word Knowledge mini-lessons and exercises teach students' how to use word forms, collocations, idioms, compounds, descriptive details, phrasal verbs and other types of vocabulary in their writing. Revision and Editing checklists for each writing assignment help students rewrite and polish their first drafts. Online Teacher's Manuals contain model lesson plans, unit overviews, timed writing assignments, authentic student models, and answer keys. ProofWriter TM, an online writing-assessment tool from ETS, provides students with immediate individualized feedback on grammar, usage, style, and mechanics.

Focus on Writing

This title is part of a writing course for 6-11 year olds written specifically to support National Literacy Framework objectives for shared and independent writing.

Author: John Jackman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0007132034

Category: English language

Page: 16

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This title is part of a writing course for 6-11 year olds written specifically to support National Literacy Framework objectives for shared and independent writing. The course delivers step-by-step guidance to becoming a successful, independent writer.

Focus on Writing

Author: John Jackman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0007180497

Category: English language

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'Focus on writing - CD-ROM 4' features illustrated fiction and non-fiction by top children's authors to extend each of your pupils - whatever their ability. It is ideal for using on a whiteboard or projector and screen for shared work with the whole class

Guide to College Writing Assessment

was claimed for assessments that contain no writing at all. The necessity of emphasizing reliability to establish writing assessment as a viable form of educational measurement also focused writing assessment scholars and practitioners ...

Author: Peggy O'Neill

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874217339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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While most English professionals feel comfortable with language and literacy theories, assessment theories seem more alien. English professionals often don’t have a clear understanding of the key concepts in educational measurement, such as validity and reliability, nor do they understand the statistical formulas associated with psychometrics. But understanding assessment theory—and applying it—by those who are not psychometricians is critical in developing useful, ethical assessments in college writing programs, and in interpreting and using assessment results. A Guide to College Writing Assessment is designed as an introduction and source book for WPAs, department chairs, teachers, and administrators. Always cognizant of the critical components of particular teaching contexts, O’Neill, Moore, and Huot have written sophisticated but accessible chapters on the history, theory, application and background of writing assessment, and they offer a dozen appendices of practical samples and models for a range of common assessment needs. Because there are numerous resources available to assist faculty in assessing the writing of individual students in particular classrooms, A Guide to College Writing Assessment focuses on approaches to the kinds of assessment that typically happen outside of individual classrooms: placement evaluation, exit examination, programmatic assessment, and faculty evaluation. Most of all, the argument of this book is that creating the conditions for meaningful college writing assessment hinges not only on understanding the history and theories informing assessment practice, but also on composition programs availing themselves of the full range of available assessment practices.

Focus Lessons

The language of writing has a natural link with photography. In Focus Lessons, Ralph Fletcher makes this connection clear. He offers new ideas about how this link can enhance your instruction.

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0325109176

Category:

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Pathways Reading Writing and Critical Thinking 1

Critical Thinking Writing Vocabulary Extension Word Forms Verbs and Nouns Focus Inferring Meaning Applying, Synthesizing, Reflecting Skill Focus Writing Good Sentences Language for Writing Using Simple Present Tense Writing Goal Writing ...

Author: Laurie Blass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357734186

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 50

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Pathways, Second Edition, is a global, five-level academic English program. Carefully-guided lessons develop the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success. Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Road to Writing

Learning to hold my focus Writing requires focus — the ability to concentrate on one activity for an extended period of time. Yes, I can scrawl a quick doodle, but if I want to sit and write something meaningful I need to learn how to ...

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441101983

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The Road to Writing takes early years practitioners on a journey; the journey young children make when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Sue Cowley offers activities and practical advice to inspire practitioners to try a wide range of creative approaches to improve mark making in the early years. There are ideas for building finger strength and eye-to-hand coordination, activities to help children to understand the concept of symbols and signs, and strategies for building confidence in writing and reading. You can find your way through the book by following the signposts and you'll find plenty of interesting diversions along the way to develop children's key skills and motivation. This accessible book includes bulleted lists, photographs of children writing and examples of early marks to illustrate how children's communication skills develop. Sue also gives tips on getting boys engaged in writing, and there is a companion website with downloadable resources and useful links. This book is an invaluable source of inspiration for all early years practitioners and parents of children aged 3-7.

Writing That Makes Sense 2nd Edition

In this example paragraph, the problem of modern bureaucracy is the focus, and the discussion of specific examples from Kafka's literature all explain this main focus. Writing Tip: As you read books, magazines articles, and essays, ...

Author: David S. Hogsette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532650109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 626

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The second edition of Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the fundamentals of the writing process and explores the basic steps of critical thinking. Drawing upon over twenty years of experience teaching college composition and professional writing, David S. Hogsette combines relevant writing pedagogy and practical assignments with the basics of critical thinking to provide students with step-by-step guides for successful academic writing in a variety of rhetorical modes. New in the second edition: -Expanded discussion of how to write effective thesis statements for informative, persuasive, evaluative, and synthesis essays, including helpful thesis statement templates. -Extensive templates introducing students to conventions of academic discourse, including integrating outside sources, interacting with other writers' ideas, and dialoguing with multiple perspectives. -Examples of academic writing from different disciplines illustrating essay titles, abstracts, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and voice. -Expanded discussion of voice in academic writing, including an exploration of active and passive voice constructions in different disciplines and tips on how to edit for clarity. -A new chapter on writing in the disciplines. -Updated sample student papers. -New readings with examples of opposing views and multiple perspectives.

Children Film and Literacy

Drawingon Graves's (1983) work on 'writing process', aswell as themore recent focus onteaching genres,Willett makes explicit some underlying rules about teaching children's writingand what children's stories shouldbe basedon.

Author: Becky Parry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137294333

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Children, Film and Literacy explores the role of film in children's lives. The films children engage in provide them with imaginative spaces in which they create, play and perform familiar and unfamiliar, fantasy and everyday narratives and this narrative play is closely connected to identity, literacy and textual practices. Family is key to the encouragement of this social play and, at school, the playground is also an important site for this activity. However, in the literacy classroom, some children encounter a discontinuity between their experiences of narrative at home and those that are valued in school. Through film children develop understandings of the common characteristics of narrative and the particular 'language' of film. This book demonstrates the ways in which children are able to express and develop distinct and complex understandings of narrative, that is to say, where they can draw on their own experiences (including those in a moving image form). Children whose primary experiences of narrative are moving images face particular challenges when their experiences are not given opportunities for expression in the classroom, and this has urgent implications for the teaching of literacy.

Focus on Writing Composition

Focus on Writing Composition is an easy-to-use course, providing differentiated writing activities set in the context of enjoyable and stimulating fiction and non-fiction extracts.

Author: Ray Barker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 017420311X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Focus on Writing Composition is an easy-to-use course, providing differentiated writing activities set in the context of enjoyable and stimulating fiction and non-fiction extracts. The activities fulfil the objectives of the NLS and will also help schools meet the statutory requirements of the curricula of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma

We are going to focus on writing a letter to ourselves in a style that offers us support, understanding and kindness to help us deal with our traumatic event. We call this approach compassionate letter writing.

Author: Deborah Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019453

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Terrible events are very hard to deal with and those who go through a trauma often feel permanently changed by it. Grief, numbness, anger, anxiety and shame are all very common emotional reactions to traumatic incidents such as an accident or death of a loved one, and ongoing traumatic events such as domestic abuse. How we deal with the aftermath of trauma and our own emotional response can determine how quickly we are able to 'move on' and get back to 'normality' once more. An integral part of the recovery process is not only recognising and accepting how our lives may have been changed but also learning to deal with feelings of shame - an extremely common reaction to trauma. 'Recovering from Trauma' uses the groundbreaking Compassion Focused Therapy to help the reader to not only develop a fuller understanding of how we react to trauma, but also to deal with any feelings of shame and start to overcome any trauma-related difficulties.

Perspectives

Be prepared to share your list with your classmates. WRITING ABOUT THE CASE STUDY EXERCISES: FOCUS ON WRITING 1 . Imagine that someone at your college or university has started an on-line faculty evaluation system.

Author: Joanna Gibson

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:49015002809425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 611

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Through the use of case studies, this text offers comprehensive writing instruction. Each case study is designed to introduce readers to critical reading skills, problem solving, synthesizing multiple perspectives, analyzing rhetorical situations, evaluating sources, and finally, to writing assignments that require contextualizing and analyzing information. Introductions to cases provide a context for the case and, as well, explain what the study has to offer the reader, and ways in which the reader can go about getting the most out of the essay. This book's thorough and engaging collection of case studies 1) Illustrate a variety of rhetorical situations on the same topic, 2) Serve as models of sufficiently narrowed topics, 3) Stress the connection between reading and writing skills, and 4) Provide units of research for a variety of writing assignments. For those interested in developing their critical thinking, reading and writing skills by examining interdisciplinary case studies.