The Writing Process

In this section, you will write a paragraph about your family. First, answer these questions to see if you have learned the main points of Unit 1.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

I. Organization

• What does a paragraph look like?

• What should you do when a word is too long to fit at the end of a line?

2. Grammar and Mechanics

• What are the three punctuation marks that you can use at the end of a sentence? When do you use each of them?

• What are five rules for capitalizing words in English?

3. Sentence Structure

• What is a simple sentence?

• What are four simple sentence formulas?

• What kind of ideas do you connect with and ?

Freewriting Freewriting is a way to get ideas. When you freewrite, you choose a topic, and then you sit down and write whatever sentences come into your mind about the topic. Don't worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation, and don't worry about putting the ideas in order. You don't even have to write complete sentences. Just write everything that comes into your mind about your topic. If you can't think of an English word, write it in your own language. The goal is to keep writing for about ten minutes without stopping. Write horizontally across the paper as you do when you write a letter or a formal paragraph.

Here is an example of freewriting:

Freewriting about my Grandmother I remember my grandmother. She was a great cook. The best cook. Every Sunday we had a big dinner. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and apple pie. Ever/ Sunday we ate the same thing. We never got tired of it. It was our favorite. She never got mad at us. She always defended us when we got into trouble with our parents. When I picked all of the roses in her garden, she wasn't even mad then. My mother was really mad. Grandmother was kind and generous. She gave food to poor people. She never made them feel bad abouttaking it. She made people feel good. Just like she made me feel good when I picked her roses. She thanked me for picking her a beautiful bouquet. My mother was really angry, but my grandmother was always forgiving. Forgiving heart.

After you have written for about ten minutes, read what you have written and look for ideas that you can use in your paragraph. Cross out ideas that you won't use. Circle ideas that you can use. In the example on the next page, the student decided to write about her grandmother's kindness and forgiving heart. She crossed out the parts about cooking and food. She circled the ideas that seemed useful.

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