STUDENTS BUILD SENTENCES WITH TOOLS OF AUTHORS
In thousands of classrooms and home schools within and beyond the United States, Don and Jenny Killgallon’s sentence-composing method has given students tools to become better writers. By focusing on the sentence, the Killgallons in their numerous textbooks for students--all levels, from upper elementary through college--change the way teachers and their students look at language, literature, and writing.
Their first-ever book for teachers, SENTENCE-COMPOSING TEACHER'S HANDBOOK is a comprehensive resource for validating, teaching, varying, and assessing the sentence-composing method. For teachers new to the sentence-composing method, this handbook is a valuable and useful introduction.
The method links grammar, writing, and literature through imitating sentences by authors. Unlike traditional grammar approaches that emphasize sentence dissection, the Killgallons' sentence-composing method emphasizes sentence connection, teaching students connections between how authors build sentences and how they can learn to build sentences using the same tools of authors. The method provides training in sentence structure through varied activitieS: matching, exchanging, unscrambling, combining, imitating, expanding, multiplying.
Also available is an affordable student version titled STUDENT ACTIVITIES with many classroom-ready student activities to teach students tools for building better sentences.
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FROM SATISFIED TEACHERS
"Don and Jenny Killgallon’s sentence-composing books are masterpieces. Breaking down sentences into models to imitate, even the slowest writers can benefit. Learning by imitation is the best way to learn. As an English instructor for grade 12 British literature and adjunct professor at a local community college, preparing students for college level work is the focus of my class. Student sentences, as the Killgallons point out, are usually flat and stale. Their wortexts give students a sentence-composing toolbox for crafting great sentences, bringing student writing up to its highest level. Students not only write better, but their reading skills improve, and their critical thinking abilities soar."