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Sentence and the Paragraph

Francis Christenson

Sentence and the Paragraph

by Francis Christenson

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Published by Natl Council of Teachers .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11352308M
ISBN 100814143296
ISBN 109780814143292

The first paragraph then has a sequence of Topic, Body, Tokens but no wrap sentence. And the next paragraph 2 starts with the displaced wrap1 sentence, and has a buried topic2 sentence. Readers will get a bit lost at the end of paragraph 1 here, as a token or body sentence ends the paragraph . I came up with the novelette’s title some years ago back in Rhode Island (August , to be precise) and drafted about half the first, long paragraph before setting it aside. But the title was too good to lose and in July of this year I wrote all the other paragraphs. A good many of them. Just under eleven thousand words’ worth.

Clear, concise, and well-written paragraphs are the goal of nearly every elementary teacher. Get your students to that level with The Paragraph Book!Beginning with a review of Book 2, Book 3 focuses on three-part paragraphs, the number formula, expo paragraphs, transitions, topic sentences, quantity terms, lead-ins, and more. Many students define paragraphs in terms of length: a paragraph is a group of at least five sentences, a paragraph is half a page long, etc. In reality, though, the unity and coherence of ideas among sentences is what constitutes a paragraph. A paragraph is defined as “a group of sentences or a single sentence that forms a unit” (Lunsford.

  Issue #2: Repetitive paragraph and sentence length Not only the beginnings of sentences and paragraphs, but also their lengths can become repetitive. Too many short sentences in a row create a choppy effect, while too many long sentences slow the pace and become hard to follow. Typically, the topic sentence comes first in a paragraph, and the remaining sentences elaborate on the topic sentence. In the following paragraph, for example, the topic sentence makes a simple assertion, and evidence for its truth follows on the heels of the topic sentence: Rainfall has been increasing steadily in Yoknapatawpha County since


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Sentence and the Paragraph by Francis Christenson Download PDF EPUB FB2

A query is basically a two paragraph pitch with some query-related detail. But sometimes you’ll want to use a one sentence pitch (for a bio, if you’re into that whole brevity thing), or a one paragraph pitch (for briefly describing in real life conversation when you don’t want someone’s eyes to.

Alex Jeffers is the author of the novels Safe as Houses, Deprivation, and That Door Is a Mischief; the novellas Do You Remember Tulum?, The New People, and The Padişah’s Son and the Fox; the novel-length story sequence The Abode of Bliss; and the collection of wonder stories You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home, in addition to many works of uncollected short fiction.

Paragraph Writing takes students from sentence formation to paragraph writing through a process approach. This not only develops students paragraph writing skills but also encourages them to become independent and creative writers.

The back of the Students Book contains peer review forms and a grammar reference section/5. Learning to write good topic sentences is one of the most difficult parts of paragraph writing but I found their method to be practical and easy for the students to understand. Their paragraphs turned out pretty good.

The activity is near the beginning of the book so they still have a ways to go, but so far they're off to a good start/5(11).

Learning how to start a novel, how to write a great first sentence, paragraph or chapter, is key to writing books that pull readers in fast. What makes a first sentence or paragraph strong. Read examples from classics and bestselling novels, then get feedback on your own story opening: How to start a novel: Write question-raising first lines.

S earch for “one-sentence paragraph” on the Internet and you’ll mostly find questions about whether writing them is even an acceptable practice. The one-sentence Sentence and the Paragraph book is not only legal, it’s a useful and powerful literary device.

One-sentence paragraphs are common when short pieces of dialog are being exchanged, but consider the effect of serial one-sentence paragraphs in Sentence and the Paragraph book.

How many sentences are in a paragraph. Your childhood teacher did not wrong you when they taught you that there should be three, or four, or five sentences in a paragraph. It is important to understand, however, that the aim in teaching this was not to impart a hard-and-fast rule of grammar, drawn from an authoritative-but-dusty book.

Usually, a paragraph has at least five sentences, with the first sentence as the topic sentence, the following three sentences are the supporting sentences, and the finals sentence as the concluding sentence.

A paragraph must always have these three parts in. The Book in Three Sentences: This book is a series of letters written by a successful entrepreneur, John Graham, to his son offering various pieces of advice throughout the boy’s college years and early career.

For example, 1) It isn’t so much knowing a whole lot, as. A book report is meant to discuss the contents of the book at hand, and your introductory paragraph should give a little overview. This isn't the place to delve into details, but draw off your hook to share a little more information that is crucial to the storyline.

Sentence and Paragraph Writingtakes students from basic sentence writing skills at the beginning to sound and competent paragraph writing at the end. It is designed to be an intensiveone-semester course.

Students who complete this text will then have the skills needed for a more advanced English composition and essay writing course.

This long, single-sentence paragraph summarizes the main issue in the book, setting the tone for the rest of the epic tale.

Contemporary writers use single-sentence paragraphs to catch the reader’s attention or to create emphatic moments in a story. The goal is to encourage the reading of quality books that all will approve of and enjoy.

Investigating these books that range from modern to classical to forgotten works of art will hopefully be an enjoyable adventure. Sentence to Paragraph Reading List 4 Point Books.

Aladdin and Other Favorite Arabian Nights Stories – Philip Smith, Editor. Three-Sentence Paragraph •Topic title Growing Pumpkins •Beginning sentence Pumpkins grow in gardens. •Two important ideas They are big and orange.

You can make pumpkin pie from pumpkins. Deepen Vocabularies with Definitions •Word –Category –Is like –Is not like –Definition –Connection to self Describing with the 5 Senses See. Text that isn't split up into paragraphs is often referred to as a "wall of text" and can be very difficult to read.

Paragraphs are used for a few reasons: Organization, pacing, and to give the reader a chance to pause, similarly to what the end of a sentence does. Paragraphs exist. The elementary level series of the MCT writing program, which begins with Sentence Island and continues on through Paragraph Town and Essay Voyage, is beautifully illustrated with original drawings from the art of American artist Milton N.

Kemnitz. These three books start children off with the basics of what makes a good sentence and then build. The introductory paragraph of any paper, long or short, should start with a sentence that piques the interest of your readers.

In a well-constructed first paragraph, that first sentence leads into three or four sentences that provide details about the subject you address in the body of your essay. Put only one main idea per paragraph.

Aim for three to five or more sentences per paragraph. Include on each page about two handwritten or three typed paragraphs. Make your paragraphs proportional to your paper. Since paragraphs do less work in short papers, have short paragraphs for short papers and longer paragraphs for longer papers.

Our sentence to Paragraph Writing Curriculum is designed for agesor grade levels 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade.

Grammar, sentence composition, paragraph structure and writing organization are important skills covered in this middle school English curriculum.

Sentences and Paragraphs, by Charles Euchner, is the completely updated best-selling and most authoritative book available on the essential two units of writing. Building on the foundation of The Golden Rule of Writing, Charles Euchner shows you everything you need to write good sentences and s:.

The paragraph (and the original book) concludes with a sustained and impressive figure, in which the failing body of the old man is compared to a house falling into decay: first, the bodily organs (xii.

Kelly Brandon is a partner in the father-son writing team for two best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings, as well as the At a Glance books. He is a tenured professor of English at Santa Ana College, where he has taught for twenty-four years/5(22).A paragraph that begins with a topic sentence sometimes ends with a sentence of conclusion.

In this paragraph every sentence is a repetition of some part of the opening or topic sentence, and serves to explain it. The above is a paragraph that we have chosen from Mr.

Tomlinson's book almost at random.