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My Book of Sentences
Kumon Publishing

Kumon Publishing, 2006

This sequel to My Book of Simple Sentences aims to help children understand slightly more complex sentences. Adjectives are slowly introduced in pairs, allowing children to create complete sentences such as ""the happy cat eats."" Ages 6-8


Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)
Patrick Modiano

Yale University Press, 2014

In this essential trilogy of novellas by the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, French author Patrick Modiano reaches back in time, opening the corridors of memory and exploring the mysteries to be encountered there. Each novella in the volume-- Afterimage , Suspended Sentences , and Flowers of Ruin —represents a sterling example of the author’s originality and appeal, while Mark Polizzotti’s superb English-language ...


How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
Stanley Fish

Harper Paperbacks, 2012

“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.”  —Roy Blount Jr.   “Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.” — Booklist Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from Philip Roth to ...


The Art of Styling Sentences
Ann Longknife Ph.D., K.D. Sullivan

Barron's Educational Series, 2012

A must-have for any student or aspiring writer, this book reviews the fundamentals of good sentence structure: Conventions of writing style change in subtle ways with passing years--a fact that prompts the need for periodic revisions of books like this one. The authors review the fundamentals of good sentence structure and then go on to describe twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing sentences in ...


DK Games: Silly Sentences
DK Publishing

DK Preschool, 2000

With full-color photos and bold graphics these specially created games keep children coming back for more.


Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read (Great Courses)
Brooks Landon

Plume, 2013

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom! , sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the ...


Better Sentence Writing in 30 Minutes a Day (Better English Series)
Dianna Campbell

Career Press, 1995

Do your sentences run longer than a page? Or do they hang in the air, waiting for a subject, an object or some punctuation to finish them off? This easy-to-use guide to sentence writing not only teaches you how to overcome run-ons and sentence fragments, but also all of the sentence construction obstacles encountered by anyone who needs to master (or re-master) the English language-all without making you do a single dreaded diagram! You'll ...


It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences
June Casagrande

Ten Speed Press, 2010

Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin.   In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck.   With chapters on “Conjunctions ...


Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs (And Everything You Build from Them)
Marcia Riefer Johnston

Northwest Brainstorms Publishing, 2013

Kindle Book Review  Award Foreword Reviews  IndieFab Award IndieReader Discovery Award Next Generation Indie Book Award Readers' Favorite Award Lots of books can strengthen your writing. Few also leave you smiling. You're looking at one. You may write blog posts, e-books, e-mails, executive summaries, e-zine articles, hospital-hallway signs, presentations, proposals, lab reports, letters to the editor, love letters, lunch-bag ...


The Well-Crafted Sentence: A Writer's Guide to Style
Nora Bacon

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012

Grounded in the art of writing, The Well-Crafted Sentence zeroes in on the building block of great prose: the sentence. With a friendly, approachable, and elegant tone, Nora Bacon shows the benefits of attention to style and offers a range of revision strategies that give students the tools to strengthen and develop their writing. Giving students the opportunity to see successful rhetorical choices at work in writing they admire, the text ...


The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy)
S. E. Grove

Viking Juvenile, 2014

A New York Times Best Seller An Indiebound Best Seller A Kids' Next Top Ten Book A Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices Selection A Junior Library Guild Selection One of Publishers Weekly ’s Best Summer Reads “Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings ...


Discovering Grammar: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure
Anne C. Lobeck

Oxford University Press, 2000

Discovering Grammar: An Introduction to English Sentence Structure encourages students to explore grammar through a unique "discovery" approach that encompasses both critical thinking and text analysis. Ideal for courses in the structure of English, this book is also useful for courses in English education/language arts, English as a second language, and linguistics. Part One offers an overview of different definitions of and approaches to ...


Sentence of Marriage: Promises to Keep (Volume 1)
Shayne Parkinson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

"I won't have her forced," Jack said. "Let her decide for herself." Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again. Everyone except her. In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy ...


The Well-Crafted Sentence: A Writer's Guide to Style
Nora Bacon

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008

Grounded in the art of writing, The Well-Crafted Sentence zeroes in on the sentence, offering a range of revision strategies that lead students to write fuller, more well-developed prose. In a friendly, conversational style, Nora Bacon makes clear how and why sentences work to focus, balance, develop, and qualify writers’ ideas. Because students are more likely to try out new sentence structures if they’ve seen them in writing they ...


Sentences (Grammar In Your Pocket Book 18)

Muddy Puddle Press, 2014

This is the 18th in the series: Grammar In Your Pocket: Everything you want to know about SENTENCES. Impress your boss, your family, your friends with your grasp of grammar and punctuation in this series. Refer to the appropriate section when you need to know and download it to your pocket. Collect the entire series — and become a grammar guru.


Practice Makes Perfect French Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect Series)
Eliane Kurbegov

McGraw-Hill, 2009

Practice Makes Perfect helps you put your French vocabulary and grammar skills together! You may have all the vocabulary down pat and every grammar point nailed--but without the skill of knowing how to put these elements together, communicating in your second language would be nearly impossible. Practice Makes Perfect: French Sentence Builders picks up from where other grammar books leave off, showing you the variety of structures and how ...


Analysing Sentences
Noel Burton-Roberts

Routledge, 2010

This highly successful text has long been considered a standard introduction to the practical analysis of English sentence structure. As in previous editions, key concepts such as constituency, category and function are carefully explained as they are introduced. Tree diagrams are used throughout to help the reader visualise the hierarchical structure of sentences. The final chapter sets the analysis in the context of generative grammar. In ...


Sentence Structure (Language Workbooks)
Nigel Fabb

Routledge, 2005

Sentence Structure: introduces the evidence for sentence structure and reveals its purpose is based on a problem-solving approach to language teaches the reader how to identify word classes, such as noun, preposition and demonstrative uses simple tree structures to analyse sentences contains numerous exercises to encourage practical skills of sentence analysis includes a database and exercises that compare the structure of ...


My Book of Simple Sentences: Learning about Nouns and Verbs (Kumon Workbooks)
Shinobu Akaishi

Kumon Publishing North America, 2005

From the Publisher Kumon workbooks are based on the "Kumon Method", an educational philosophy that aims at unlocking the full learning potential of each individual child. The Kumon Method introduces learning concepts in an incremental, step-by-step approach, allowing children to master new skills easily and without anxiety or frustration. As a result, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own. Over 3.5 ...


Cut & Paste Sight Words Sentences
Rozanne Lanczak Williams, Barbara Maio

Creative Teaching Press, 2012

Over 100 Sight Words Featured Help beginning readers master over 100 sight words using the unique, hands-on approach in this resource. Step-by-step directions tell how to use the sight words on each reproducible to teach an entire lesson reinforcing sight word recognition, sentence structure, vocabulary development, and higher level comprehension skills.



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