Teach the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses (introduce noun clauses), usage, and mechanics. Review the five basic sentence patterns and introduce two new patterns. Reference chapters include information regarding library skills and study skills. Lead students through the writing process and teach writing strategies such as sentence expansion and reduction, coordination and subordination, and parallelism. Writing projects include persuasive speech, editorial, eyewitness report, research essay, cause-and-effect essay, short story, poetry and metaphor, and webpage design.
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