Grammar for High School

Grammar for High School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325010463
Release 2007
Pages 162
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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.



Grammar for Middle School

Grammar for Middle School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325009562
Release 2006
Pages 109
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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.



Paragraphs for Middle School

Paragraphs for Middle School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325042683
Release 2013
Pages 214
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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.



Story Grammar for Elementary School

Story Grammar for Elementary School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325012466
Release 2008
Pages 111
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Explores the grammatical structures of a variety of children's stories to help students develop better sentence building skills.



Grammar for College Writing

Grammar for College Writing Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0867096020
Release 2010
Pages 229
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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)



Paragraphs for High School

Paragraphs for High School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325042535
Release 2012
Pages 248
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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.



Sentence Composing for Elementary School

Sentence Composing for Elementary School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 UVA:X004421740
Release 2000
Pages 134
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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.



Nonfiction for Middle School

Nonfiction for Middle School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325062897
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 224
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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.



Paragraphs for Elementary School

Paragraphs for Elementary School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325047944
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 169
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Don and Jenny Killgallons' bestselling sentence-composing approach has successfully taught upper-elementary students to write mature and varied sentences through imitating C.S. Lewis, Jerry Spinelli, Suzanne Collins, Gary Paulsen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, and many others. Now, in this worktext, the Killgallons take the approach a step further by teaching upper-elementary students to build paragraphs. Using subjects, predicates, and sentence composing tools, students learn and practice what good sentences look like before moving on to imitate strong paragraphs written by established authors -their "fitness trainers in writing." The activities in this worktext help students: learn and use the sentence-composing tools that foster elaboration in paragraphs recognize and imitate how their favorite authors build sentences and paragraphs practice composing paragraphs for different purposes. With well-known and well-loved authors as their mentors, students build confidence as their writing becomes more meaningful and mature. FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (DOWNLOAD) FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (MAILED PRINT COPY)



Political moments in the classroom

Political moments in the classroom Author Margaret Himley
ISBN-10 0867093889
Release 1997-04
Pages 136
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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.



Nonfiction for High School

Nonfiction for High School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0325053782
Release 2015-03-13
Pages 256
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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)



Sentence Composing for High School

Sentence Composing for High School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0867094281
Release 1998
Pages 147
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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.



Sentence Composing for College

Sentence Composing for College Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0867094478
Release 1998
Pages 196
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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.



Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices Author Brendan McGuigan
ISBN-10 9781580497657
Release 2011
Pages 225
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Rhetorical Devices has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rhetorical Devices also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rhetorical Devices book for free.



Discovering Voice

Discovering Voice Author Nancy Dean
ISBN-10 9780929895895
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 136
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Lessons on diction, detail, figurative language, imagery, syntax, and tone help middle and early high school students understand the concept of voice in what they read and develop a strong, personal voice in their own writing. Each voice lesson takes only 10-20 minutes to complete and includes a quotation selected from a wide range of literature, two discussion questions, and an exercise that encourages students to practice what they have learned about the elements of voice. Discovering Voice also offers a collection of quotations students can use to create their own voice lessons. Discussion suggestions for each voice lesson and additional activities for teaching voice further promote critical analysis. Each of the seven packs on the elements of voice--diction, detail, figurative language 1 (metaphors, similes, and personification), figurative language 2 (hyperboles, symbols, and irony), imagery, syntax, and tone--include an introduction, lessons with discussion questions and an exercise, "write-your-own" voice lessons, a list of additional activities for teaching voice, and discussion suggestions.



Sentence Composing for Middle School

Sentence Composing for Middle School Author Don Killgallon
ISBN-10 0867094192
Release 1997
Pages 136
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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.



The Common Core Grammar Toolkit

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit Author Sean Ruday
ISBN-10 9781317810506
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 194
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The Common Core’s language standards can seem overwhelming—students need to learn specific, complex grammar rules at each grade level. The Common Core Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! This comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to... • Teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 6–8 by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool. • Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. • Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning. The book thoroughly covers how to teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 6-8, on topics such as understanding intensive pronouns, using commas to set off nonrestrictive clauses, maintaining consistency in style and tone, forming verbs in different moods, and much, much more. You’ll learn how to present each of these grammar rules to your students as tools that will help them improve their writing. You’ll also find classroom snapshots that show the tools in action, and handy, reproducible charts that you can use with your own students. Bonus! The book includes a free annotated bibliography, which is offered as a Supplemental Download on our website. The bibliography lists high-quality young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work, so you can use additional mentor texts with your students.