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Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing

A Student Worktext

By Jenny Killgallon, Donald Killgallon

Struggles with writing don’t have to last a lifetime. Not when Don and Jenny Killgallon's Getting Started with High 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…using 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 High School Sentence Composing introduces the powerful sentence-composing approach. Using real sentences by authors as models, it provides practice with five sentence parts, or tools, that research shows skilled writers use to create high-quality, variety-packed writing: 

 

  • Extenders to enlarge meaning within a sentence
  • Identifiers to identify someone or something
  • Describers to describe someone or something
  • Elaborators to add details for full understanding
  • Combos to combine tools within a sentence

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

  • Basic sentence ideas—Activities to understand subjects, predicates, and their relationship to those five tools
  • Broken sentences—Exercises to identify, avoid, and repair fragments
  • Vocabulary scaffolds—“Quickshots” to include an immediate, clear definition in context for challenging words.

Contents

BASIC SENTENCE TRAINING

          Subjects and Predicates

          Sentence-Composing Tools

REPAIRING BROKEN SENTENCES

LEARNING BY IMITATING

THE SENTENCE-COMPOSING TOOLS

          Extender

          Identifier

          Describer

          Elaborator

          Combo

THE TOOLBOX

Samples

Companion Resources

The Teacher Booklet