Sentence-Combining Workbook, International Edition 3e

ISBN-13: 9780495909750 / ISBN-10: 0495909750

Pam Altman, San Francisco State University
Mari Caro, San Francisco State University
Lisa Metge-Egan,
Leslie Roberts,
208pp
Published by Cengage Learning, ©2011
Available Now
£45.99

SENTENCE COMBINING WORKBOOK, International Edition uses sentence-combining techniques to help students develop confidence in their writing at the sentence level and practice communicating their ideas in clear sentence structures. Each unit in this text focuses on a specific sentence-level technique followed by a set of sentence-combining exercises involving a narrative story or factual topic. Through this innovative story-telling approach, students practice viewing individual sentences as part of a larger context and develop their sentence expansion skills.

Features

  • Sentence joining and sentence modifying activities teach students to produce specific, concise, fluent sentences.
  • Exercises at the end of each unit use a story-telling approach to show students how individual sentences operate in a larger context.
  • Review exercises are grouped around a factual topic and guide students through a sequence of sentence-combining prompts that illustrate logical relationships between sentences.
  • A Final Review Unit at the end of the text asks students to illustrate what they have learned in advanced sentence-combining activities.
  • An Online Answer Key is now available to instructors.

1. THE BASIC SENTENCE.
Recognizing Verbs. Exercises: On the Campaign Trail. The Last Campaign Trail. Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Using a Dictionary to Choose Verb Forms. Write/Wrote/Written. Getting a Record. The Onion Cure. Recognizing Subjects. Mind Your Manners. Get a Job. Miracle Food.
2. SENTENCE FOCUS.
Exercises: Hard Ball. Exam Stress. Who''s to Blame?
3. JOINING SENTENCES WITH COORDINATORS.
Exercises: Old House. Car Shopping.
4. JOINING SENTENCES WITH SUBORDINATORS.
Exercises: Familiar Pests. Stay on the Trail. Words that Show Logical Relationships. Review 1: Chocolate High.
5. JOINING SENTENCES TO SHOW COMPARISON AND CONTRAST.
Exercises: George and Paul. Summary of Comparison and Contrast Words. Getting in Shape. The Nuer and The Bakhteri. The Netsilik and The Trobriands. Comparing the Past to the Present. The Middleton Boom.
6. JOINING TO SHOW CONCESSION.
The Concessive Subordinators. Summary of Contrast and Concession Words. Practice in Contrast and Concession: Two Neighborhoods. Exercises: Sunny Hills and Sea View. My Neighborhood. Practice in Contrast and Concession: Alternative to Gasoline. Alternatives to Gasoline. Take a Stand.
7. SHOWING LOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH TRANSITION WORDS.
Using Transition Words Correctly. Exercises: Making Transitions Between Idea Units. Touring Museums. Smooth Traveling. 8. JOINING PARALLEL STRUCTURES.
Exercises: The Decision. Joining Three Or More Parallel Ideas. The Cosmic Navy. You Be the Co-Author. Review 2: Nature and Nurture.
9. MODIFYING NOUNS WITH ADJECTIVES.
Exercises: Never Too Young. Verb Forms As Adjectives. Double Dutch. Hairdos--The Assyrian and Us.
10. MODIFYING NOUNS WITH PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES.
Exercises: The Great Outdoors. Global Warming. Review 3: Nessie. Review 4: Sutro Baths Nostalgia. Review 5: Plastics--On Land and In the Sea. Review 6: Superstitions.
11. MODIFYING NOUNS WITH APPOSITIVES.
Punctuation with Appositives. Exercises: The Ski Trip. Not So Typical Music Listeners. Creating Appositives. Alfred and Edward. Madge and Mordred. You be the Author. Review 7: Sense of Time.
12. MODIFYING NOUNS WITH ADJECTIVE CLAUSES.
Exercises: Nirvana and the Law. The Lonesome Cowboy. Special Rule: Who/Whom. Belinda and Sedrick. Blind Date. Rio. You be the Author.
13. MODIFYING SENTENCES WITH VERBAL PHRASES.
Exercises: Going Out to Eat. The Economics Final. Creating Verbal Phrases. Fitness Folly.
14. FINAL REVIEW EXERCISES.
Exercises: The Gateway Arch. License Plates. Dream a Little Dream of Me. Earthquakes.
  • New exercise sets involving new scenarios give students the opportunity to develop their sentence expansion skills in a creative context.
  • Space for more student-generated sentences was added to allow students to create their own thoughts and build essay writing skills.
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"Composition research shows that most developmental writers tend to write short, choppy sentences, hence the need for students to learn about sentence-combining methods. Altman's workbook gives students a strong foundation on the sentence-level. Students certainly gain a deeper understanding of sentence structure, and how to develop their sentences' syntactic complexity. The pace of the book is just right, and the tone is clear without being condescending. It is evident from the workbook's organization and content that it was created by experienced classroom teachers."
Karen Wong, Skyline College

"I've been using this book for nearly 20 years, since its pre-publication days at SFSU. It's methodology and pedagogical approach are grounded in solid theory and it works! Instruction is clear and concise and exercises are effective and thorough."
Jeffrey L. Mitchell, Los Medanos College

Pam Altman


Mari Caro


Lisa Metge-Egan


Leslie Roberts