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Thus, the news report appears to be objective, because it follows a format we have been taught to associate with objectivity, but subtle turns of phrase, labels, illustrations, and word choices embed the subject in larger interpretive schema.
Many micro-editing changes -- word choice, for example -- fall into the optional, "nice to have" category.
Scott is a likable character whose obsession with words and grammar is seen throughout the text in word choice and figures of speech.
They relate to the 6 Traits of Effective Writing, with strategies that focus on ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency.
Introducing readers to an easy-to-follow and "user-friendly" format, When Writing Workshop Isn't Working answers questions like; how do I help students who don't know what to write about?, how do I help students develop stronger vocabulary and word choice?, How do I prepare my students for standardized tests without compromising my writing program?, how should I assess student writing?, and how can I help my students use revision effectively?
This Topical Bibliography and Commentary reviews the recent research literature which focuses on writing--specifically, word choice in writing.
* A news story says, "Stanford University led the way (toward diversity and multiculturalism) in 1988, by proposing more non-Western texts in the required freshmen reading lists." Interesting word choice, freshmen.
It consists of an inquiry process that proceeds from lower to higher-order thinking skills--beginning with basic textual understanding--and through readings and questions related to the ladders of sequencing, generalizing, identifying themes, paraphrasing and summarizing, understanding emotional responses, and understanding, applying, and embedding new vocabulary or word choice. Each ladder has three rungs, and readings include nonfiction selections and fiction/nonfiction comparative analyses.
The author draws from her experience as a writer and teacher of writing workshops to develop sections on being a writer; character; plot; the "underpinnings of storytelling," such as tense and word choice; and poetry.
She shows them how to prepare for the different expectations of varied writing prompts, outline or roadmap essays before the writing begins, organize the allotted time, and collect and use examples to support arguments, with templates for introductions, conclusions, and body paragraphs, and exercises for improving sentence variety and word choice, as well as good and bad examples with commentary.
The six basic traits of effective writing have been identified as: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions.
This novel would be a great addition when teaching word choice, character development, point of view, and theme.--Lona Trulove.