Building Great Sentences

Building Great Sentences
Author : Brooks Landon
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2013-06-25
ISBN 10 : 9780452298606
ISBN 13 : 0452298601
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Great Sentences Book Description:

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

First You Write a Sentence

First You Write a Sentence
Author : Joe Moran
Publisher : Viking
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2018-09-27
ISBN 10 : 0241978491
ISBN 13 : 9780241978498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First You Write a Sentence Book Description:

Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence. is his unpedantic explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. With examples from the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, and with support from scientific studies of what most fires people's minds, he shows how we can all write in a way that is vivid, clear and engaging. With chapters from tools of the trade (from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft); and writing and the senses (how to make the world visible and touchable); to how to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence. informsby light example. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.

Words to Sentences Grades 1 2

Words to Sentences  Grades 1 2
Author : Kathy Dickinson Crane
Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN 10 : 1420632477
ISBN 13 : 9781420632477
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words to Sentences Grades 1 2 Book Description:

Writing is an active process that helps students develop higher order thinking skills. The practical yet fun-filled writing strategies in this series encourage students to expand their thinking processes and transform their thinking and reading skills into written words. This isnt just another set of writing lessons. Its a well-developed strategic plan peppered with fresh ideas and surprising activities that inspire students to do their best!

How to Write a Sentence Grades 3 5

How to Write a Sentence  Grades 3 5
Author : Kathleen Christopher Null
Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1998-01
ISBN 10 : 9781576903261
ISBN 13 : 1576903265
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Sentence Grades 3 5 Book Description:

Introduces students to sentence writing, including: capitalization and punctuation, subjects, predicates, verbs, and complements.

Sentences to Paragraphs Grades 2 3

Sentences to Paragraphs  Grades 2 3
Author : Tracie Heskett
Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN 10 : 1420632485
ISBN 13 : 9781420632484
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sentences to Paragraphs Grades 2 3 Book Description:

Writing is an active process that helps students develop higher order thinking skills. The practical yet fun-filled writing strategies in this series encourage students to expand their thinking processes and transform their thinking and reading skills into written words. This isnt just another set of writing lessons. Its a well-developed strategic plan peppered with fresh ideas and surprising activities that inspire students to do their best!

Sentence Skills

Sentence Skills
Author : Judith Schifferle
Publisher : Prentice Hall Direct
Total Pages : 48
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : 0876287453
ISBN 13 : 9780876287453
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sentence Skills Book Description:

Six self-contained teaching Kits to develop students' basic writing skills ... & "set them free" to write with real enthusiasm. Each book includes over 25 sequential activities ... reproducible worksheets ... reproducible student editing aids & progress records.

Several Short Sentences about Writing

Several Short Sentences about Writing
Author : Verlyn Klinkenborg
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 203
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9780307279415
ISBN 13 : 0307279413
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Several Short Sentences about Writing Book Description:

A New York Times editorial board member and esteemed writing instructor counsels aspiring writers on how to move past conventional understandings about creativity, writer's block and other literary challenges to develop a greater understanding of how thinking, noticing and learning are integral parts of the writing process. 20,000 first printing.

When Good People Write Bad Sentences

When Good People Write Bad Sentences
Author : Robert W. Harris
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2013-08-27
ISBN 10 : 9781466852327
ISBN 13 : 1466852321
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Good People Write Bad Sentences Book Description:

At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem. Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller?" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits will put you on the path to recovery. Filled with accessible advice and examples, this "powerful 12-step program" identifies the most common writing mistakes and offers simple ways to correct them. Here, you can learn to overcome wordiness, formality, incompleteness, and other problems that stand in the way of clear communication. And as you learn to eliminate ineffective sentences, you'll be "writing off" jargon, mixed metaphors, clichés, and more. The advice in this ingenious and useful book has helped Tom G., Martha D., and Cathy W.* write more clearly, confidently, and persuasively. It can do the same for you - whether you write for school, work, or pleasure. If you've tried other programs, only to fall back on bad habits, let Standard English be your guide. This book will show you how. Get ready to improve your writing skills - one sentence at a time. *their real names

At a Glance Writing Sentences and Beyond

At a Glance  Writing Sentences and Beyond
Author : Lee Brandon
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781285965710
ISBN 13 : 128596571X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At a Glance Writing Sentences and Beyond Book Description:

Using an abundance of exercises, including twenty-one that are new; examples; and writing applications, AT A GLANCE: WRITING SENTENCES AND BEYOND, Sixth Edition, focuses on sentence writing, with detailed attention to matters such as grammar, rhetoric, sentence variety, sentence combining, diction, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. The book also includes basic instructions for all ten patterns of writing, including classification; a reproducible Writing Process Worksheet designed to provide guidance for students in recursive writing and to save time for instructors; and concise instruction, with student examples, on the process of writing paragraphs and essays. This edition presents new instruction on writing the summary, a revision on community dialects, and more than a hundred prompts and topics for writing specific and combined patterns of paragraphs and essays. Delivering engaging, effective, and affordable basic instruction, the book can be used on its own or as a companion to a reader or other text materials. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Word Up How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs

Word Up  How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs
Author : Marcia Riefer Johnston
Publisher : Northwest Brainstorms Publishing
Total Pages : 270
Release : 2013-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9780985820312
ISBN 13 : 0985820314
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Up How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs Book Description:

Want to know how to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. Word Up!—an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide—serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to know how to write with umph. Word Up! does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. Word Up! explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling—and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page.