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Practice Makes Perfect Master Writing (11 Edition)by Muschla
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of writing
Understanding writing is essential for your child to write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing gives your child bite-sized explanations of this essential skill, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the writing skills that are challenging, polish skills theyve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book.
This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader.
Your student will learn how to:
Topics include: Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing, Discovering Ideas, The Value of Keeping a Journal, Focusing Ideas, Developing Ideas, Organizing Ideas, Writing the Draft Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft, Building Paragraphs Using Adjectives and Adverbs, Wisely Order and Sequence, Using Strong Verbs Point of View, Revision, What Is Revision?, Plan for Revision, Revision Peer Consultants, Proofreading, Proofreading Strategies, Proofreading and Computer Screens, The Value of Proofreading Partners
About the Author
Gary Robert Muschla (often with his wife Judy Muschla) has authored dozens of successful teacher resource guides for McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Professional and Jossey-Bass (Wiley). His BA and MAT are from Trenton State College, and he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade for more than 25 years. He specialized in reading and language arts and also taught some math. He has conducted workshops for teachers on how to implement a writing workshop in their classroom. For more info, see www.garyrobertmuschla.com.
Table of Contents
About This Book How to Use This Book Part One: Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing Discovering Ideas The Value of Keeping a Journal Focusing Ideas Developing Ideas Organizing Ideas Part Two: Writing the Draft Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft Building Paragraphs Using Adjectives and Adverbs Wisely Order and Sequence Using Strong Verbs Point of View Part Three: Revision What Is Revision? Plan for Revision Revision Peer Consultants Part Four: Proofreading Proofreading Strategies Proofreading and Computer Screens The Value of Proofreading Partners Answer Key Index
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