• Education

Sentence Composing for Elementary School

A Worktext to Build Better Sentences
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 134
View: 8514
Don Killgallon's signature sentence composing approach to writing is rapidly becoming a part of every effective teacher's repertoire, in middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the country. Thousands of teachers have achieved astonishing results - with students readily writing sentences remarkably similar to those of professional writers. What's more they've discovered that this approach is easy to teach and easy to learn. Now, Don and Jenny Killgallon make these techniques available to elementary teachers with the first-ever worktext in which children learn to write sentences like their favorite authors. Using sentences from more than one hundred popular stories and novels as models, Sentence Composing for Elementary School offers extensive practice in four sentence-manipulating techniques: sentence unscrambling, sentence imitating, sentence combining, and sentence expanding. By playing with hundreds of sentences from selections like Charlotte's Web and the Harry Potter series, children learn to write their own sentences in more effective and interesting ways. At the same time, they improve their reading skills by discovering the story in the sentence. Teachers and students will find this textbook an innovative, creative, and enjoyable alternative to traditional grammar texts aimed at dissecting sentences. Instead, Sentence Composing for Elementary School engages children in learning how to build better sentences.

    • Education

Paragraphs for High School

A Sentence-Composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325042534
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 2385
This guide gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences through imitating models by such authors as John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, J.D. Salinger, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and many others.

    • Education

Paragraphs for Middle School

A Sentence-Composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325042688
Category: Education
Page: 214
View: 7922
Following the success of their Sentence-Composing series and their Grammar: A Sentence-Composing Approach series, Don and Jenny Killgallon present a new series, Paragraphs: A Sentence-Composing Approach. Paragraphs for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences through imitating models by authors like Louis Sachar, Suzanne Collins, Gary Paulsen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Carl Hiassen, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, and many others. Now, in this worktext, the Killgallons take the approach a step further by teaching students tools authors use to build paragraphs. Using power tools in four places to build better sentences-the opener, the S-V split, the closer, and the mix-and four techniques for building better paragraphs-expanding paragraphs, imitating paragraphs, unscrambling paragraphs, and building paragraphs-students achieve a goal of good writing: elaboration. Through the activities in this book, students: imitate how their favorite authors build sentences and paragraphs eliminate common sentence boundary problems--fragments, run-ons, comma splices learn, practice, and use the tools that foster elaboration in paragraphs. With recognizable authors as their mentors, students build confidence as their writing becomes more meaningful and masterful. Download the Teacher's Booklet SAVE $19.50 when you buy in a 10 Pack! Click here for more details.

    • Education

Political moments in the classroom


Author: Margaret Himley,Syracuse University. Political Moments Study Group
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub
ISBN: 9780867093889
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 7406
While the stream of politics runs inexorably through everything from pedagogy to curriculum development to student evaluation, it is nonetheless a stream few teachers willingly step into in their collective discussions. This book reverses that trend.

    • Education

Grammar for Middle School

A Sentence-Composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009568
Category: Education
Page: 109
View: 7224
Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives your students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammatical structures used by some of the best writers of our times. Included among the over 150 authors, 200 titles, and 400 model sentences in Grammar for Middle School are award-winning young-adult literature such as Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming, popular favorites like J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, and curricular staples such as John Steinbeck's The Red Pony and The Pearl. Fourteen grammatical structures are developed in the same predictable, understandable manner, using the sentence-composing approach. When students first encounter a tool, it is clearly defined and characterized. Then it's practiced through five activities: matching, unscrambling, combining, imitating, and expanding. Finally, a creative writing activity immerses students in the composition or revision of a paragraph through independent use of the sentence--composing tools they have already learned.

    • Education

Sentence Composing for High School

A Worktext on Sentence Variety and Maturity
Author: Don Killgallon
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867094282
Category: Education
Page: 147
View: 1887
Unlike traditional grammar books that emphasize sentence analysis, this worktext asks students to imitate the sentence styles of professional writers, making the sentence composing process enjoyable and challenging.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammar for College Writing

A Sentence-composing Approach : a Student Worktext
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867096026
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 229
View: 2278
Across America, in thousands of classrooms, from elementary school to high school, the time-tested sentence-composing approach has given students tools to become better writers. Now the Killgallons present a much anticipated sentence-composing grammar worktext for college writing. GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGE WRITING: A Sentence-Composing Approach presents a new and easier way to understand grammar: NOUN GROUP: The Naming Tools VERB GROUP: The Narrating Tools ADJECTIVE GROUP: The Describing Tools ADVERB GROUP: The Explaining Tools Within each group, using model sentences by authors, students learn and practice words, phrases, and clauses that share the group's function. The Killgallons' accessible approach develops students' use of twenty-one grammatical tools to build sentences like those of recognizable authors. All tools are practiced through the Killgallons' signature methods: matching, unscrambling, combining, imitating, exchanging, expanding. Each tool is introduced with a clear definition and characteristics; practiced through six varied sentence-composing activities; then applied in an academic or creative composition that spotlights the tool. Students learn from model sentences chosen for two reasons: their grammatical structure (the sentence in the story) and their interesting content (the story in the sentence). GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGE WRITING gives students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammatical tools used by John Steinbeck, J. K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Truman Capote, Stephen King, and hundreds more. This worktext works beyond preparing first-year college students for college writing. It is well suited for many contexts: Before College- Students in honors or AP classes Students in grammar or creative writing electives. During College- Students in required first-year writing courses, or electives in grammar, rhetoric, style, linguistics, literary language, or creative writing Prospective English teachers in methods, grammar, or linguistics courses. After College- Teachers participating in curriculum or in-service workshops Teachers wanting a self-study approach to learning grammar to improve their own or their students' writing. An online instructor's manual includes background information, advice, tips, resources, and the original professional sentences used for activities. GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGE WRITING: A Sentence-Composing Approach is the most comprehensive worktext yet from the originators of that approach: the Killgallons. Guide your students toward mastery of the "grammar of the greats" by inviting hundreds of great authors to serve as their mentors-and the Killgallons as their guides. To request this title as a Desk/Exam copy, click here. To view the PRINTABLE Instructor's Manual, click here. FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (DOWNLOAD) FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (MAILED PRINT COPY)

    • Education

Nonfiction for Elementary School

A Sentence-composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780325081120
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 4540

    • English language

Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing

A Student Worktext
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325098166
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 7312

    • Education

Story Grammar for Elementary School

A Sentence-composing Approach : a Student Worktext
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325012469
Category: Education
Page: 111
View: 9275
Explores the grammatical structures of a variety of children's stories to help students develop better sentence building skills.

    • Education

Nonfiction for High School

A Sentence-composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325053783
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 4324
Don and Jenny Killgallon's sentence-composing approach helps students all across America develop into more proficient and sophisticated writers. Now in this powerful worktext, the Killgallons use their highly effective method to help students become better readers and writers of nonfiction. Nonfiction for High School: A Sentence Composing Approach offers varied practice in building better sentences and paragraphs by modeling the sentence structures of well-known authors, including Diane Ackerman, Maya Angelou, Bruce Catton, Annie Dillard, Tracy Kidder, Erik Larson, Anna Quindlen, Jeannette Walls, Tom Wolfe, Richard Wright, and many others. Using the activities in the worktext, students- learn the meanings of words in the context of nonfiction selections, promoting deep reading skills learn and apply valuable tools for writing-the identifier, the describer and the elaborator-for variety in sentence structure imitate the sentence and paragraph structure of mentor authors from a wide variety of short nonfiction pieces. The Killgallons provide the scaffolding students need to build strong sentences and paragraphs, as well as to interpret challenging nonfiction texts. With recognizable nonfiction authors as their mentors, students learn skills and build confidence as their reading and writing become more meaningful and masterful. FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (DOWNLOAD)

    • Education

Nonfiction for Middle School

A Sentence-Composing Approach
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325062891
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 2044
Don and Jenny Killgallon's sentence-composing approach helps students all across America develop into more proficient and sophisticated writers. Now in this powerful worktext, the Killgallons use their highly effective method to help students become better readers and writers of nonfiction. Nonfiction for Middle School: A Sentence Composing Approach offers varied practice in building better sentences and paragraphs by modeling the sentence structures of well-known authors, including Diane Ackerman, David McCullough, Gary Paulsen, John Krakauer, Tracy Kidder, Erik Larson, Anna Quindlen, Laura Hillenbrand, Phillip Hoose, Rebecca Skloot, and many others. Using the activities in the worktext, students- - learn the meanings of words in the context of nonfiction selections, promoting deep reading skills - learn and apply valuable tools for writing-the identifier, the describer and the elaborator-for variety in sentence structure - imitate the sentence and paragraph structure of mentor authors from a wide variety of short nonfiction pieces. The Killgallons provide the scaffolding students need to build strong sentences and paragraphs, as well as to interpret challenging nonfiction texts. With recognizable nonfiction authors as their mentors, students learn skills and build confidence as their reading and writing become more meaningful and masterful.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students


Author: Mignon Fogarty,Erwin Haya
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805089438
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 294
View: 5708
A guide to English language grammar covers the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation along with information on writing style and a collection of quizzes.

    • Education

Voice Lessons

Classroom Activities to Teach Diction, Detail, Imagery, Syntax, and Tone
Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895355
Category: Education
Page: 141
View: 1856
"Prepare your high school students for AP, IB, and other standardized tests that demand an understanding of the subtle elements that comprise an author's unique voice. Each of the 100 sharply focused, historically and culturally diverse passages from world literature targets a specific component of voice, presenting the elements in short, manageable exercises that function well as class openers. Includes teacher notes and discussion suggestions."

    • Education

Sentence Composing for Middle School

A Worktext on Sentence Variety and Maturity
Author: Don Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780867094190
Category: Education
Page: 136
View: 7505
Unlike traditional grammar books that emphasize sentence analysis, this worktext asks students to imitate the sentence styles of professional writers, making the sentence composing process enjoyable and challenging.

    • Social Science

Wrongs of Passage

Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking
Author: Hank Nuwer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025321498X
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
View: 1478
The author highlights the worst aspects of college life, focusing on hazing and binge drinking and the tragedies that have resulted, and challenging the college administrators who continue to allow it to go on. Reprint.

    • Sports & Recreation

Jackspeak

A guide to British Naval slang & usage
Author: Rick Jolly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844861627
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 544
View: 6264
Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's termsthe otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm. Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled by an ex-RM surgeon who spent 24 years in theservice. With useful cross-references and examples of common usagethroughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonistfrom service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book forcurrent and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces. Conway is proud to present a revised and updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for every Jack, Jenny and Royal joining the Andrew, or for any civvy who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.

    • Mathematics

How to Prove It

A Structured Approach
Author: Daniel J. Velleman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139450972
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
View: 5890
Many students have trouble the first time they take a mathematics course in which proofs play a significant role. This new edition of Velleman's successful text will prepare students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems by teaching them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. The author shows how complex proofs are built up from these smaller steps, using detailed 'scratch work' sections to expose the machinery of proofs about the natural numbers, relations, functions, and infinite sets. To give students the opportunity to construct their own proofs, this new edition contains over 200 new exercises, selected solutions, and an introduction to Proof Designer software. No background beyond standard high school mathematics is assumed. This book will be useful to anyone interested in logic and proofs: computer scientists, philosophers, linguists, and of course mathematicians.

    • Education

Grammar for High School

A Sentence-composing Approach : a Student Worktext
Author: Don Killgallon,Jenny Killgallon
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325010465
Category: Education
Page: 162
View: 1846
This book gives students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammar used in some of the finest novels. Fourteen grammatical structures are developed as writing tools in accessible, understandable and similar manner through the sentence-composing approach.

    • Education

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar


Author: Gary Muschla
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071747125
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 8086
Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to understand the basics of grammar and vocabulary Understanding grammar is essential for your child to speak and write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar gives your child bite-sized explanations of grammar and vocabulary, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the grammar skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book. This book is appropriate for a 4th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 5th or 6th grader. Your student will learn how to: Recognize types of sentences Understand sentence structure Identify parts of speech Use punctuation and capitalization together Find her or his own grammar mistakes Topics include: Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections, Punctuation and Capitalization, Usage and Proofreading