Grammar for High School by Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon. A Sentence-Composing Approach---A Student Worktext - Heinemann Publishing
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Grammar for High School

A Sentence-Composing Approach---A Student Worktext

By Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon

Across America, in thousands of classrooms, Don and Jenny Killgallon’s sentence-composing approach has given students tools to become more proficient, sophisticated writers. Now the Killgallons present the first-ever high school grammar book that teaches grammar through sentence composing.
Grammar for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammar used in some of the finest novels, including student favorites and curricular standbys such as John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Ernest Hemingway’s The Old
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Across America, in thousands of classrooms, Don and Jenny Killgallon’s sentence-composing approach has given students tools to become more proficient, sophisticated writers. Now the Killgallons present the first-ever high school grammar book that teaches grammar through sentence composing.
Grammar for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives students the chance to absorb and replicate the grammar used in some of the finest novels, including student favorites and curricular standbys such as John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.
Fourteen grammatical structures are developed as writing tools in an accessible, understandable, and similar manner through the sentence-composing approach. For each structure students will:
  • learn a clear definition of its characteristics and function
  • practice it through five guided sentence-composing activities
  • deepen their understanding through an independent creative writing activity
  • vary the tools through multiplying and combining them.
Students and teachers will quickly discover how powerful the sentence-composing approach can be for learning grammar—and for raising students’ writing abilities to new, exciting levels.

An online teacher's guide accompanies Grammar for High School and includes advice, tips, resources, answer keys, and even curricular plans for teachers who are either new to the Killgallon approach or sentence-composing veterans.

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Contents

Imitating The Grammar of the Greats

Using The Sentence-Composing Toolbox

                Words

                                Opening Adjective

                                Delayed Adjective

                                Opening Adverb

                                Delayed Adverb

                                Reviewing the Tools: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

                Phrases

                                Absolute Phrase

                                Appositive Phrase

                                Prepositional Phrase

                                Participial Phrase

                                Gerund Phrase

                                Infinitive Phrase

                                Reviewing the Tools: John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

                Clauses

                                Clause Types (Independent, Dependent)

                                Adjective Clause

                                Adverb Clause

                                Noun Clause

                                Reviewing the Tools: Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man of the Sea

Multiplying The Tools

Mixing The Tools

Punctuating Like A Pro

Writing Like A Pro

Samples

Companion Resources

FREE TEACHER'S BOOKLET (DOWNLOAD)
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