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Sentence CPR: Breathing Life into Sentences That Might as Well be Pushing Up Daisies! Paperback – 23 Apr 2010

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Super Resource 18 Jun 2013
By Cynthia Anne Harden - Published on Amazon.com
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Great one- and two-page lessons to help students improve their sentences. Will be using it for my middle school students.
Great Resource 2 Jan 2013
By wild bill - Published on Amazon.com
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Use with all students in grades six, seventh, and eigth grade (advaned, repeating, and general education). Shared with another teacher and she had to purchase the item. Again great resource, opens students eyes to writing can be fun and not tedious.
Empowers students to think creatively and practically 20 Aug 2011
By WalkerA - Published on Amazon.com
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Sentence CPR demonstrates and instructs students how to write terrific sentences, while building in grammar skills, including parts of speech, punctuation, and even literary terms, making it a comprehensive text for any classroom. As a writing teacher, there are many things I love about Sentence CPR. First, there are no shortages of funny sentence examples, which Ms. Nissila demonstrates not only in sentences but in paragraphs and short narratives, as well. Second, there are plenty of exercises for students to do in class, as well as outside of class, making it easy for the teacher, who only needs to make copies of each assignment for the students. Third, I like that each chapter teaches more than one writing tip or sentence pattern at a time: it seems to boost students' critical thinking skills when they are required to demonstrate multiple skills at the end of each chapter. Finally, as a big believer in social learning, I am delighted that there is a list of group writing exercises for my students to do together that are designed to be entertaining and engaging. After trying them out, my students were glad, too!
Humorous and Helpful! 8 Aug 2011
By Barbara SG - Published on Amazon.com
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The author cleverly crafted this text, injecting humor at every turn while always serving the purposes of instruction. My students loved it, and newly learned skills transferred to their writing. Sentence CPR could support classroom writing projects as a concurrent, sequential series of lessons developing stronger student writers. The text could work equally well for teachers and parents desiring to help maturing writers with specific weaknesses. I heartily recommend Nissila's, Sentence CPR: Breathing Life into Sentences That Might As Well Be Pushing Up Daisies, for high school and advanced middle school Language Arts courses.
Take dullness out of writing exercises 25 April 2011
By foustme - Published on Amazon.com
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Original and funny from the onset, Ms. Nissila cleverly exposes learners to helpful hints and exercises that will help them develop skills in writing great sentences. Content is suitable for middle school, high school, and adult students who produce weak, listless writing. I especialy liked the "Before" and "After" examples of ways to strengthen ailing sentences. Good use of boldface type and italics make it easy for students to see how the various techniques enliven text. Activities and exercises are reproducible for classroom use making this book a fun addition to your writing curriculum.
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