Introducing People

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Introducing People


• Paragraph Form


• Subjects and Verbs

• End-of-Sentence Punctuation

• Capitalization: Five Rules


• Simple Sentences

• Connecting Words: and, or « Sentence Combining


® Freewriting

I Unit

Whenever you write, you first need to have some ideas to write about. Taking notes is one way to gather ideas. In this activity, you will ask a classmate some questions and take notes about his or her answers. When you take notes, you do not have to write complete sentences. Just write down the important information.

Prewriting: Taking Notes


1. Look at the chart below. With your class, make up questions about the topics to ask a classmate. Discuss which questions are OK to ask and which personal questions you should not ask. Your teacher will write the questions on the chalkboard.

Sample questions: Sample notes:

What is your first name? Santy

What is your family name? Valverde

Where are you from? Michoacan, Mexico How long have you lived in the United States? two years

2. Choose a partner and ask him or her the questions. Take notes by writing the answers in the chart. Keep the chart. You will use it later to write a paragraph about your classmate.

3. Introduce your classmate by telling his or her answers to the class or to a small group.

Notes (Classmate's Answers)





First name and family name


City and country

Family status


Address in the United States

Length of time in the United States

Length of time studying English

Reasons for studying English

Job or occupation


Hobbies or sports

Weekend activities

Plans for the future

Notes (Classmate's Answers)

(You and your class may add other questions.)

(You and your class may add other questions.)




Paragraph A paragraph is a group of related sentences about a single topic. The topic Forifl a paragraph is one, and only one, idea. The first word in a paragraph is moved to the right about one-half inch. This is called indenting the first word. Also, there is blank space down both the left and the right sides of the page. These blank spaces are called margins.

Each paragraph that you write for this class should have a title. A title tells the topic of the paragraph in a few words. A title is short. It may even be one word. A title is usually not a complete sentence.


My Classmate Friendship My Best Friend

How to Play American Football Shopping for a Used Car

Here are some rules for writing paragraphs for this class:

I. Write the tide of your paragraph on the top line.

1. Leave margins (blank spaces) of about an inch down the left and right sides of your paper. Don't write to the edge of the page.

3. Skip a line, and begin writing on the third line.

4. Indent the first sentence about one-half inch from the left margin.

5. Begin each sentence at the end of the preceding one. (Don't start each new sentence on a new line.)

6. Write on every other line. Writing on every other line leaves space for your teacher to make corrections and write comments.

7. If a word is too long to fit at the end of a line, write the whole word on the next writing line. Don't try to divide a long word unless you know the rules for doing so. Guidelines for dividing words are given in Appendix D at the back of the book.

H Unit


When you write a paragraph, make it look like this:

When you write a paragraph, make it look like this:

Paragraph Model


Paragraph Form

Work by yourself or with a partner.

1. Find the mistakes in the form of this paragraph.

2. Copy it using correct form on an 8^-by-ll-inch piece of notebook paper. It should be one paragraph.

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B5EBBB3 Introducing a Classmate

Write a paragraph about the classmate you interviewed in the activity on page 2. First, read about how to write a good paragraph.

The Writing Process: An Introduction

Good writing is more than just using correct grammar. It is also means thinking, planning, checking, and revising. In this book, you will become skilled writers by always using these four steps: (1) prewriting (getting ideas and organizing them), (2) writing the first draft, (3) editing the first draft (checking and correcting it), and (4) writing the final draft to hand in. In addition, your teacher may ask you to rewrite your final draft again after he or she has checked it.

STEP I: In the prewriting step, you gather ideas to write about. Taking notes is one

Prewriting — way to gather ideas. Students take notes all the time. For example, students Taking Notes take notes from class lectures and from reading assignments. They may use their notes later to study for tests and to write papers. On page 2, you made notes when your classmate answered your questions. These are the notes you will use to write your paragraph.

STEP 2: • Give your paragraph this title: My Classmate.

Writing the First * Begin your paragraph with this sentence: My classmate's name is Draft _. (You may begin your paragraph with a different sen tence if you want to.)

• Write several sentences telling about your classmate. Use your notes from the chart on page 2 to make sentences.

• End your paragraph with a sentence or two that tells how you feel about your classmate. For example, lam happy to have_

as my classmate. I think we will become good friends.


Editing the First Draft

When you edit something, you check it and make changes and corrections. If you learn to edit well, you will write clearer, more interesting paragraphs that communicate your meaning.

There are several steps in the editing process.

• First, check the meaning. Read your paragraph silently to yourself. Does it communicate what you want it to? Is the meaning of all the sentences clear? If not, make changes.

• Next, check the mechanics. Read it silently again. This time look for mistakes in punctuation, grammar, and spelling. If you find any mistakes, fix them.

• Third, have your partner check the meaning. Read your paragraph aloud to your partner. Ask your partner if any information is incorrect or if any sentences are unclear. If the answer is yes, make changes.

• Finally, have your partner check the mechanics. Ask your partner to read your paragraph silendy and to check it for mistakes in punctuation and spelling. If he or she finds any mistakes, fix them. If you and your partner don't agree about a possible mistake, ask a third student or the teacher.

partners: When your classmate reads his or her paragraph out loud, listen well. If something is not clear to you, ask your classmate to explain it more clearly to you. Then suggest a way to make it clearer in writing. When you read the paragraph silently and check it for spelling and punctuation, don't correct anything you are not sure about. Finally, it is also a good idea to find one or two positive things to say about your classmate's paragraph. You can comment on the interesting content, the neat writing, the good grammar, or anything else that is good.

STEP 4: Write a neat final draft of your paragraph to hand in to the teacher. Be sure

Writing the Final that you use correct paragraph form.

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