By Bob Brannan
This two-book developmental writing sequence engages utilizing with its environmental subject. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Sentences, development Paragraphs engages constructing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious method of writing, treating scholars as writers and writing as a dynamic technique. all through, this article deals sound connections among its classes and scholars’ current wisdom. It additionally explores why we research each one writing ability and procedure, linking classes to destiny software within the school room and past.
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Indd Page Sec1:16 9/23/08 9:31:12 PM user-s131 /Users/user-s131/Desktop After you have finished your first draft, take some time away from it (a day or more). Think again about your point, purpose, and audience. Then reread your draft critically, using the following Revision Priority Checklist to help you revise it. R EVI S I O N P R I O R IT Y C H E C K L I ST 1. Content: The content of your work is the most important feature. ■ Check your ideas for clarity: Can you and other readers understand your point?
Check the clock, geez, 6 more iminutes to work on this freewrite. . ! Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. This short freewrite suggests topics of fishing or work, but the writer might also develop the idea of wanting to be anywhere else but school! If you have a general idea of your topic, you may get better results from a focused freewrite like the following: SA M P L E FOCUSED FR E EWR ITE I m supposed to be telling about a story that means something to me that I remember well enough to tell about.
Take a break. Sometimes a 10-minute trip to the kitchen is just what you need; at other times it may take a day or two, thinking about the paper only occasionally. skills. 11 Drafting Following the guidelines above, select any of the topics you have developed so far, write a topic sentence, and then write a rough draft of around 200 words. Remember not to be overly concerned with grammar, spelling, or punctuation at this point in the process. Note how Kyle Burnett, the student author of “The Trail of Blood,” managed his first draft.
A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs by Bob Brannan