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Junior high and high school students will delight in this friendly, day-by-day guide tp writing. From the intricacy of sentence structure to the complexity of the sestina, this book is a comprehensive, engaging introduction to writing. Compostition-- A step beyond the rudimentary rules of usage and punctuation, these forty-eight days focus on word choice, sentence structure, style, and more. A variety of related (and original!) exercises and writing activities help bring learning into application. Included is a look at dashes, parentheses, colons, and semicolons. Fiction-- Beginning with character development, students lay the groundwork for a story in fifteen days. Studies of dialogue and point of view are provided. Poetry-- In these ten days, students practice a variety of forms, from the sonnet to song lyrics. Also included is a look at line break and imagery. Writing in Action-- These twenty-seven days introduce the student to a variety of nonfiction forms, including letter writing, speech writing, technical writing, journalism and advertising. This section also includes some unusual assignments, including an epistolary scene, imitating an author, and "fun and games" activities. In short, Writing for 100 Days is a valuable resource, offering a refreshing alternative to the standard textbook.