Thank you for exploring Between the Commas by Martin Brandt.

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In this sample, read the Table of Contents, the Foreword by Tom Newkirk, and the Introduction, in which Marty describes “three questions I could not answer” about a favorite mentor text that ultimately inspired Between the Commas:

  • What’s going on in those sentences that makes them flow like that?
  • Why can’t my students write sentences like that?
  • Why can’t I teach them to write sentences like that??