Teacher's Guide to Effective Sentence Writing

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Guilford Publications, Sep 3, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work.

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About the author (2012)

Bruce Saddler, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Division of Special Education at the University at Albany, State University of New York. A former K-12 special education teacher and teacher of the year, he conducts research on writing and the remediation of writing difficulties. He has published over 40 articles and has conducted more than 80 presentations, workshops, and clinics throughout the United States and Canada. Of particular interest to Dr. Saddler is sentence combining, a writing technique he has spent over a decade investigating, teaching, and discussing.

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