WRITING REFERENCE PAGES
These handy pages are designed to be used throughout the year as reference sheets for persuasive, argumentative and narrative writings.
Here are a few specific ways I use the reference pages:
1) My college students use the transition pages to polish essays and term papers.
2) I require students to use colors, proper settings, and specific times to add authenticity to narrative pieces. *This is my favorite (and the easiest) way to get students to add details to drab writings.
3) To encourage sentence variety, demonstrate revision strategies, and sharpen grammar skills, I have students memorize the preposition list, starting with the first 11 prepositions. I then ask students to use one of the prepositions at the beginning and at the end of two companion sentences.
After dinner, I always eat a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
I always eat a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream after dinner.
NOTE: General uses for the reference pages are included in the reference packet.
Transition Words (e.g. Granted, Arguably)
Transition Phrases (e.g. Interestingly enough, For instance)
Color Words (e.g. Crimson, Shocking Pink)
Specific Times (e.g. 12:01, Dusk)
Specific Settings (e.g. Chuckie Cheese, Foot Locker)
Prepositions (e.g. Between, Until)
6 Page Reference Packet
...at my Website
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