by Gabriel Arquilevich
Junior high and high school students will delight in this friendly, day-by-day guide to writing. From the intricacy of sentence structure to the complexity of the sestina, this book is a comprehensive, engaging introduction to writing. Consists of the following time table.
COMPOSITION: A step beyond the rudimentary rules of usage and punctuation, these 48 days focus on word choice, sentence structure, style, and more.
FICTION: Beginning with character development, students lay the ground work for a story in 15 days. Studies of dialogue and point of view are porvided.
POETRY: In these 10 days, students practice a variety of forms, from the sonnet to song lyrics. Also included is a look at line break and imagery.
WRITING IN ACTION: These 27 days introduce the student to a variety of nonfiction forms, including letter writing, speech writing, technical writing, journalism and advertising. This section also includes some unusual assignments, including an epistolary scene, imitating an author, and