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The Second Edition ofGreat Sentences for Great Paragraphsteaches beginning- and low-intermediate-level students the grammar needed for accurate sentence construction and the basics of paragraph development. The text uses sample paragraphs to provide students with authentic input regarding English composition, paragraph organization, and cohesion. In addition, contextualized grammar activities, suggestions for additional writing practice, journal-writing assignments, and an emphasis on peer editing all work together to help students develop academic writing skills. TheWord Buildingfeature offers practice with common suffixes and helps students develop a rich vocabulary. Building Better Sentencesencourages students to practice constructing and combining sentences--the cornerstones of good paragraph writing. Many guided writing activities are supported by additional online material and provide independent practice of targeted structures. Activities with additional web-based content are indicated by icons in the text. Quizzes on the instructor web site help you assess student progress.
Table of Contents
Understanding Sentence Basics
What Is a Sentence?
Working with Sentences
Writer's Note: Begin a Sentence with a Capital Letter
Writer's Note: End a Sentence with a Period
Writer's Note: Using Capital Letters
Writer's Note: Question Marks
Writer's Note: Prepositions of Place-AT, ON, and IN
Writer's Note: Exclamation Points
The Parts of a Sentence
Sentence Development: The Simple Sentence
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Grammar and Sentence Structure: The Verb Be
Writer's Note: Using Supporting Ideas with There Is/There Are Sentences