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Skills for Effective Writing

Skills for Effective Writing

Students are better writers when they master discrete writing skills.

Discrete writing skills, such as creating topic sentences and recognizing irrelevant information, are critical for good writers. When students master these skills, all of their writing improves. This allows teachers to focus their time and feedback on the content of student work. This 4-level series teaches these skills and offers extensive practice opportunities.

Key features

  • Each unit teaches a single writing skill, focusing students on developing the skill fully.
  • Following instruction, students apply the skill, facilitating their understanding of exactly how each skill works.
  • The units include extensive practice so that students can truly master each skill.
  • Unit quizzes give teachers a snapshot of exactly how well students learned the skill.
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Laurie Blass, Kristine Brown, John D. Bunting, Luciana Diniz, Deborah Gordon, Susan Hood, Susan Iannuzzi, Jeanne McCarten, Michael McCarthy, Randi Reppen, Alice Savage, Bernard Seal, Jill Singleton, Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz, Ann O. Strauch, Jennifer Wharton, Jessica Williams, Dorothy Zemach

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 5 December 2015

By hasantitiz

I have just bought 4 books. I would never buy an ESL book without answer key. At the back of the book, it was saying you can get the answer key from website. But when you click resource, it says Sorry, no resource. What I am saying is: Sorry, I am returning all 4 books , if you are not providing answer key.

 20 October 2015

By hatemmostafa

Im a full-time teacher. Its a really fine book to develop students writing skills, especially working with them at lower levels and getting them to master those discrete wrting skills as the authors put it. However, there is NO answer key, as Pearsalisa mentioned in her message. I cant find it on the site. Can anyone help, please?

Review left for Skills for Effective Writing Level 3

Student's Book
 10 May 2015

By Pearsalisa

I buy this book to develop my writing skill but I cant get an answer key from this website.I feel bad

 16 July 2014

By rlaing
Full-time teacher

Useful for supplementary resource for academic writing classes because they are succinct and can be covered in one lesson. Logical progression and multi-choice check at the end is helpful review.

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