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Writing Talk: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs with Readings, 5th Edition

By Anthony C Winkler, Jo Ray McCuen-Matherell

Published by Longman

Published Date: Mar 25, 2008

Table of Contents

* EVERY UNIT ENDS WITH UNIT TEST, UNIT TALK-WRITE ASSIGNMENT, UNIT COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENT, UNIT WRITING ASSIGNMENT, & PHOTO WRITING ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS REASON IT IS ONLY LISTED ONCE IN UNIT 1

 

PART 1: GETTING STARTED

UNIT 1: The ESL Student and the Native Speaker           

Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student       

Pronunciation   

Homonyms      

Context           

Grammar         

Idioms

The Importance of Speaking and Writing Well  

  • Unit Test         
  • Unit Talk-Write Assignment     
  • Unit Collaborative Assignment
  • Unit Writing Assignment           
  • Photo Writing Assignment

UNIT 2: Myths About Writing         

Myths About Writing   

Standard English          

           

UNIT 3: How to Start Writing          

Freewriting      

Keeping a Journal        

Brainstorming  

Clustering        

The Topic Sentence     

 

 

           

PART 2 THE SENTENCE   

UNIT 4:The Basic Sentence            

Subject and Verb        

Kernel Sentences         

Sentences Worded as Questions          

Prepositional Phrases   

Action Verbs and Linking Verbs          

Helping Verbs

Verbals           

Compound Subjects and Verbs           

           

UNIT 5: Building Sentences            

Dependent and Independent Clauses    

Three Basic Sentence Types    

Sentence Variety         

           

UNIT 6: Avoiding Non-Sentences   

Sentence Fragments     

Avoiding Sentence Fragments  

Run-on Sentences        

           

UNIT 7: VERBS–An Overview     

Twelve Tenses

Present Tense Endings

Past Tense Endings      

Problems with -ing verbs          

Difficult Verbs: Be, Have, Do   

Helping verbs

           

UNIT 8: Regular and Irregular Verbs         

Regular Verbs

Irregular Verbs            

Problem Verbs: Lie/Lay, Sit/Set, Rise/Raise     

Lie/Lay, Sit/Set, Rise/Raise: Does It Really Matter?      

           

UNIT 9: Subject-Verb Agreement   

Do, Does, Doesn’t, Don’t, Was, Were, Wasn’t, Weren’t         

Indefinite Pronouns      

Phrases Between a Subject and Its Verb          

Sentences Beginning with There/Here   

Questions        

Compound Subjects Joined by And, Or, Either/Or, or Neither/Nor      

Who, Which, and That

           

UNIT 10: Problems with Verbs        

Shifts in Tense

Would Have, Could Have, Should Have, and Must Have         

Double Negatives        

Active and Passive Voice         

           

UNIT 11: Using Pronouns Correctly           

Antecedent Problems   

Agreement Problems   

Indefinite Pronouns

Sexist Use of Pronouns            

Shifting Point of View  

           

UNIT 12: Pronoun Problems            

Case Problems            

Pesky Pronouns           

           

UNIT 13: Using Adjectives and Adverbs    

Adjectives and Adverbs           

Comparisons   

Using Superlatives       

Using Good/Well and Bad/Badly         

This/That and These/Those      

           

UNIT 14: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers        

Dangling Modifiers       

Misplaced Modifiers    

           

UNIT 15: Using Prepositions           

Multiword Prepositions            

Prepositional Phrases   

Prepositions in Commonly Used Expressions    

Frequently Misused Prepositions          

Frequently Misused Prepositional Expressions  

 

 

 

           

PART 3 THE PARAGRPH

UNIT 16: Moving from Sentences to Paragraphs  

Supporting Details       

           

UNIT 17: Writing a Solid Paragraph           

Begin with a Discussible Point  

Stick to the Point         

Prove the Point; Don’t Merely Repeat It          

Link the Sentences       

           

UNIT 18: Revising Paragraphs       

What Is Revision?        

The Revising Checklist

Using Talk Skills to Revise Your Work            

Getting Rid of Wordiness         

 

 

 

           

PART 4 MECHANICS        

UNIT 19: Punctuation You Can Hear          

End Punctuation           

Comma (,)       

The Apostrophe (’)      

           

UNIT 20: Punctuation You Can’t Hear       

Semicolon (;)   

Colon (:)          

Dash (–)        

Quotation Marks (“”)   

Parentheses [()]           

           

UNIT 21: Capitalization       

Rules of Capitalization  

           

UNIT 22: How to Use the Dictionary          

Spelling           

Word Division

Pronunciation   

Grammatical Uses        

Meanings         

Usage Labels   

Origin  

Synonyms        

           

UNIT 23: Spelling Rules      

Tips for Improving Your Spelling          

Using a Spell Checker

Rules for Spelling         

           

UNIT 24: Commonly Misspelled Words     

Homophones and Frequently Confused Words            

Commonly Misspelled Words  

Words Spelled with One or Two Words          

 

 

           

PART 5: READINGS          

Help for Your Reading

An Object      

Tortillas, José Antonio Burciaga

Beautiful Music, Dana Wall

The Cello, Lorena Bruff

A Place          

*How the Lawyers Stole Winter,  Christopher B. Daly

Letter from Tokyo, Michael A. Lev

An Animal      

Snakes, Michael Ondaatje

The Revolt of the Elephants, Ingrid E. Newkirk

Sport, Jimmy Carter

A Person        

A Brotherly Bond That Beat the Odds, Bill Paschke

Two Roads Converged in a Wood, Jenijoy La Belle

Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy

An Event        

*The War  Prayer, Mark Twain

Shame, Dick Gregory

A Problem      

Señor Payroll, William E. Barrett

Talkin’ White, Wayne Lionel Aponte

An Argument

*Welcome Our Planet, Ourselves, Dominique Browning

Cheating, Iyah Romm

 

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