This text 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 this book are award-winning young-adult literature such as Cynthia Voigt’s Homecoming
, popular favourites 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.