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Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing

Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing

A Student Worktext

By Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon

Struggles with writing don’t have to last a lifetime. Not when Don and Jenny Killgallon's Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing is here to help. It's especially helpful to students who find language arts especially difficult or who are encountering the Sentence-Composing approach for the first time.

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“Sentence composing provides acrobatic training in sentence dexterity. It uses literature as a writing school with a faculty of professional writers who virtually teach students to build better sentences.” - Don and Jenny Killgallon

Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing
 introduces the powerful Sentence-Composing approach at a perfect time — elementary school — to give students a strong foundation in writing. Using real sentences by authors as models, the approach provides practice with four tools that skilled writers use to build strong sentences:

  • Openers to vary sentence beginnings
  • Splits to vary sentence middles
  • Closers to vary sentence endings
  • Mixes to add details in two or three places 

Along the way, Don and Jenny Killgallon provide support for students, including:

  • Basic sentence training – activities to understand subjects, predicates, and their roles in sentence building 
  • Broken sentences – exercises to identify, repair, and avoid fragments
  • Vocabulary scaffolds – “quickshots” to include an immediate, clear definition in context for challenging words

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