Crafting Comparison Papers

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Maupin House Publishing, Inc., Jan 1, 2013 - Education - 82 pages
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Since comparison papers require students to describe both similarities and differences, they are often used as assessment tools in just about every subject. For this reason alone, developing writers should be taught how to craft effective comparison papers. But teaching your students how to compose comparison papers also has a larger impact on their education--it prepares them to think more analytically, perform better in complex testing situations, and compare texts. In Crafting Comparison Papers, Marcia S. Freeman fully explains the four instructional steps that develop comparison skills: understanding the concept of attributes; organizing attributes for comparison; building clear, coherent comparative paragraphs; and assembling effective comparison papers. She includes lessons with specific Target Skills(tm) to support your students' progress, and she suggests timelines that will help you plan your curriculum. Throughout, Freeman's comprehensive approach and clear instructions make this book a unique and valuable resource for any teacher of developing writers

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Marcia Sheehan Freeman is an internationally-recognized writing education consultant and author, whose professional books and CraftPlus writing program assist districts across the nation in implementing K-8 writing instruction programs. She is also a writing and science consultant for educational publishers. The Cornell University graduate began her career as a high school science teacher before "moving up" to the elementary classroom.

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