The little banner slideshow below takes a look at the second assignment in Semester 1 of theNew Angle on Writing. Compositions are to be typed out and must list the subforms used by indexing them in a footnote that uses the Short Codes for the forms.
As a sample, in the composition shown below, we see that some of the sentences have numbers at their ends. Those numbers refer to the footnoted forms that are listed at the end composition. Although every sentence has at least one form, the student just numbers the sentences that show the Forms recently learned in class.
This simplifies the job for the teacher. The teacher merely has to spot check the newer forms studied to see if the student has understood and mastered them. Often, because the students do Peer Collaborative Editing and Sharing, the final composition hangs together quite well, and the student has grasped and implemented proper yet imaginative use of the Forms.
The student makes copies of their work to share with others in their group during the peer sharing and editing time.
The number at the front is the Form Number (in our system, there are 11 forms in total). Then the single capital letter means Forms 1F, 2S, 3V, 4C, 5R, which are usually quickly learned and pose no problems for students. If there are 3 capital letters, such as 6CC, 7AC, 8RN, 9PP, 10TP, then as we see those refer to Forms 6 to 10 that are a bit more advanced and lead to compound and complex sentences. Form 11ADD is an odd assortment of ADDitional Forms which we call the Lone Rangers.
For reference, I will put what the letters mean: 1F Fundamental, 2S Series, 3V Verbals, 4C Correlatives, 5R Repetition, 6CC Coordinating Conjunctions, 7AC Adverbial Clauses, 8RN Reference/Noun Clauses, 9PP Power Punctuation, 10TP Three Places, 11ADD Additional.
In the ebook online, you can see there is a chart at the start of each Form chapter. Sometimes, a look at those examples is enough for a student to understand those new Forms.
Be assured that the terms used for the Forms quickly become part of the students' and teacher's vocabulary. Even as the Forms are learned, students and teachers will recognize these same Forms in the essay or novel or story they are reading in English Literature class.
The book provides plenty more examples written by students.
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