Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Help Page

Help and Hints for the Structural Models:

Stylistic Techniques
Dress ups
Sentence Openers
Decorations
Triples

Teaching Writing: Structure & Style Online Resources (useful Internet links for writers & teachers)

Links

 
Aesop’s Fables
http://www.aesopfables.com
Perfect for Unit I/II note taking and rewriting; has links to lesson plans & other Aesop miscellany. Also contains a complete collection of Anderson’s Fairy Tales (127) for reading and Unit III summarizing.
Audible Audio Books
http://www.audible.com
Downloadable audio books and podcasts. Great for the road! Choose from 50,000 titles.
Bartleby’s Great Books Online
http://www.bartleby.com
Fiction, non-fiction, and reference source texts online. You can even download Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style and Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.
BookWire
http://www.bookwire.com
A huge web site where you can research book awards, read reviews, actually download hundreds (with links to thousands) of entire books—fiction, non-fiction, children’s, public domain, classics by Hans Christian Anderson, Mark Twain, R.L. Stevenson, etc. All free!
Commas!
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/02
For a quick and easy to understand guide to using commas in American English, see the The Owl at Purdue, a writing guide for students.
Common Errors in English
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html
A good source for keeping your students’ compositions error-free.
Institute for Excellence in Writing
http://IEW.com
Our most up-to-date seminar calendar as well as product descriptions, a order form, student samples, useful links, answers to common questions and our online store.
For an explanation on what Unit 3 is used for and some tips on teaching it, click here.
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IEW Forums
http://IEW.com/forum
Sign up for our IEW Forums where parents and teachers discuss the products and applications of the Teaching Writing: Structure & Style syllabus.
Librivox (Acoustical Liberation of Books in the Public Domain)
http://librivox.org
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain.
Project Gutenberg
http://www.promo.net/pg
The major source of etext transcriptions on the web. Everything from Dante’s Inferno (in Italian or English) to “The Miller’s Daughter” by Emile Zola. All free.
Society for the Preservation of English Language & Literature (SPELL)
http://www.spellorg.com
A fun organization with a humorous and informative newsletter as well as a Scholarship-Essay Competition for High School Students. Richard Lederer (author of Anguished English) is VP and contributor.
Unit 5 Helps
Unit_5_Helps_from_Laura_Bettis.pdf
From Laura Bettis