Writing In English
Step by Step
Beginning. Middle School to Adult
A systematic approach to writing clear, coherent, grammatically-correct paragraphs.
For ESL students and native English speakers with limited knowledge of English grammar and sentence structure
by Elizabeth Weal
illustrated by Anastasia Ionkin
This book is for students with limited knowledge of English grammar. It offers them a systematic approach to writing as they progress slowly and methodically, with ample practice at each step along the way.
The book starts with the basics - the difference between a word, a sentence, and a paragraph. It teaches the difference between a paragraph and a list, and how to distinguish complete and incomplete sentences.
The following aspects of basic writing are covered:
* Conventions: punctuation and capitalization
* Fundamentals of a paragraph: topic sentence, supporting information
* Sentence structure: simple, compound, and complex
* Grammar: simple present, present continuous, past, and future tense/aspect constructions and usage; negative sentences; stative verbs; nonreferential there is/are; frequency adverbs; and adjectives
* Parts of speech
The book can be used as a text in ESL, ABE, or basic composition classes. All necessary instructions to the teacher are in the book.