Revision decisions : talking through sentences and beyond /

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Author / Creator:Anderson, Jeff, 1966-
Imprint:Portland, Maine : Stenhouse Publishers, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (315 pages)
Subject:English language -- Sentences -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Sentences -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
EDUCATION -- Elementary.
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
English language -- Sentences -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Sentences -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
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Other authors / contributors:Dean, Deborah, 1952-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing. Focusing on sentences, Jeff and Deborah use mentor texts to show the myriad.
Other form:Print version: Anderson, Jeff. Revision Decisions : Talking Through Sentences and Beyond. Portland : Stenhouse Publishers, ©2014 9781625310064
Table of Contents:
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Part 1: The Basics 1; Chapter 1 Revision Decisions Are Possible: Actively Processing to Develop Options for Revision; Chapter 2 The Vocabulary of Revision Decisions: Introducing DRAFT with a Five-Day Lesson Plan; Chapter 3 The Process: The Anatomy of a Revision-Decision Lesson; Part 2: The Lesson Sets; Lesson Set 1 Modifying in the Right Direction: Right-Branching Sentences; Lesson Set 2 Can't Resist a List: The Compacting Power of the Serial Comma.
  • Lesson Set 3 The Pair Necessities: Balancing Pairs and Deleting RepetitionLesson Set 4 Asides Are Extra: Adding Flavor with Extra Information; Lesson Set 5 Sentences Interrupted: The Power of Putting Ideas in the Way; Lesson Set 6 The Participle Principle: The Verbal That Tracks Action; Lesson Set 7 A Verbal Remedy: Invigorating Writing with Gerunds and Participles; Lesson Set 8 Keep Your Reader Oriented: Using Prepositions to Connect and Navigate; Lesson Set 9 The Comma-Drama Dilemma: Use It ... or Lose It?; Lesson Set 10 What's Left? Branching Out in New Ways; Appendixes A-G; A The Context.
  • B The DemonstrationC The Practice; D The Collaboration; E Excerpt from Flesh and Blood So Cheap; F Charting Connections; G Decisions Writers Make; Appendixes for Lesson Sets 1-10; Lesson Set 1 (Right-Branching Sentences); 1.1 The Context; 1.2 The Practice; 1.3 The Collaboration; 1.4 Excerpt from Unbroken; Lesson Set 2 (Serial Commas); 2.1 The Context; 2.2 The Practice; 2.3 The Collaboration; 2.4 Excerpt from Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards; Lesson Set 3 (Pairs and Compounds); 3.1 The Collaboration; 3.2 The Practice; 3.3 The Collaboration; 3.4 Excerpt from Blizzard of Glass.
  • Lesson Set 4 (Asides)4.1 The Context; 4.2 The Practice; 4.3 The Collaboration; 4.4 Excerpt from Gulp!; Lesson Set 5 (Interrupters); 5.1 The Context; 5.2 The Practice; 5.3 The Collaboration; 5.4 Excerpt from On a Beam of Light; Lesson Set 6 (Participial Phrases); 6.1 The Context; 6.2 The Practice; 6.3 The Collaboration; 6.4 Excerpt from Wild Tracks!; Lesson Set 7 (Verbals); 7.1 The Context; 7.2 The Practice; 7.3 The Collaboration; 7.4 Excerpt from Charles and Emma; Lesson Set 8 (Prepositions); 8.1 The Context; 8.2 The Practice; 8.3 The Collaboration; 8.4 Excerpt from Liar & Spy.
  • Lesson Set 9 (Commas)9.1 The Context; 9.2 The Practice; 9.3 The Collaboration; 9.4 Excerpt from Hand in Hand; Lesson Set 10 (Left-Branching Sentences); 10.1 The Context; 10.2 The Practice; 10.3 The Collaboration; 10.4 Excerpt from Pirates: Robbers of the High Seas; References; Index; Footnotes; Ch10fn.