A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs by Bob Brannan

By Bob Brannan

This two-book developmental writing sequence engages utilizing with its environmental topic. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Sentences, development Paragraphs engages constructing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious method of writing, treating scholars as writers and writing as a dynamic technique. all through, this article bargains sound connections among its classes and scholars’ current wisdom. It additionally explores why we examine every one writing ability and method, linking classes to destiny software within the school room and past.

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God, there was a lot of blood. I wanted to throw up after seeing the bones and tendons in his arm. How can I turn this into a story for class? Who wants to read about people getting hurt—wait aminute, everyone likes a good gory story. . —Kyle Burnett Kyle’s focused freewrite about a shop accident produced some good details, which the author was able to include later when he drafted his paragraph (see p. 14). 1 Focused Freewriting Choose a topic from the following list, and write nonstop on it for 5 minutes.

Then I saw a trail of blood leading to Jeff. “Jeff, what the hell—” I said but broke off when I saw the damage. Blood was trickling steadily out of Jeffs right arm, and the bones and tendons in his wrist were exposed. indd Page Sec1:19 9/23/08 9:31:14 PM user-s131 /Users/user-s131/Desktop a black streak across his flesh. ” We left all the shop stuff lying where we had dropped it, and got out to my truck in a hurry. I didn’t even lock up. And I was luck that no one decided to stop off for some expensive power tools because there are thousands of dollars worth lying around for the taking I made it to Saint Luke’s in minutes, and they took care of him their.

Role-play the designated audience as you read, and respond as you think that person or group would. 12 WORKING TOGETHER: Revising and Workshopping Get together with one or more group members and trade drafts. Using the preceding lists, offer each other comments and suggestions that will help the writers produce better developed and more clearly written drafts. Note how the following student model was revised for content, organization, and style concerns. indd Page Sec1:18 9/23/08 9:31:14 PM user-s131 KYL E ’S R EV I S E D D RAF T: A M O D E L /Users/user-s131/Desktop The Trail of Blood The night a sanding disk exploded at the automotive shop where I work, I learned how dangerous the job can be.

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