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Blake's Writer's Guide

$14.95

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ISBN:
9781921367526
Publication Edition Date :
2009/08/10
Format :
Paperback
Author(s) :
Merryn Whitfield
Dimensions :
250 mm (h) x 180 mm (w)
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Product Description

This colourful book is a comprehensive reference book for students from middle primary upwards and for everyone who wants to communicate effectively through writing. Blake’'s Writer's Guide is split into two parts.

Part 1 - The Writing Process

Provides step-by-step instructions on the five stages of the writing process:

  • pre-writing
  • drafting revising
  • editing/proofreading
  • publishing

The traits of good writing and the tools of an author are also examined in detail.

Part 2 - Text Types

Explains what text types and genres are and features several samples of imaginative, informative and argumentative texts. Each text sample is shown with annotations that highlight their specific language and structure features.

The text types examined in the guide are:

Imaginative/narrative texts•

  • science-fiction•
  • fairytales•
  • poetry•
  • dramatic plays•
  • anecdotes

Argumentative texts•

  • expositions (arguments)•
  • letters to the editor•
  • advertisements•
  • reviews•
  • discussions

Informative texts•

  • factual recounts•
  • reports•
  • explanations•
  • news
  • articles•
  • procedures•
  • biographies•
  • descriptions

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Prep/Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, English

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