WHO SAID THE MECHANICS OF ESSAY WRITING CAN’T BE FUN?
By Francis A. Andrew. Structured as a conversation between the author and a teaching colleague, this innovative guide offers practice exercises (sample essays followed by multiple-choice comprehension questions) and advice on teaching methodology. It also introduces the concept of the "practicum," which asks the students to take turns giving a lesson to their classmates on what they have learned. After two initial chapters that review modifiers and mixed conditionals, subsequent chapters each focus on one of 23 different types of essays, including argumentative, cause-and-effect, comparison, exploratory, informal, literature, narrative, persuasive, research, response, and more. Grades 9 and up. Trafford. 201 pages. ©2018.