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Writing Like Writers

Author : Kay Johnson
ISBN : 9781593630003
Genre : Education
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Build a classroom of excited, talented young writers. This wonderful teaching resource offers a complete approach to creating a classroom of enthusiastic, skillful student writers. The authors provide a comprehensive approach to teaching writing in the classroom. This book offers the strategies teachers need to teach writing skills that meet national standards and produce excellent results from children. Topics addressed in this guidebook include: creating the writing classroom, teaching the writing process, teaching effective writing strategies, teaching elements of story structure, teaching the advanced craft of writing, and using a writers' workshop to teach good writing. Writing is a great differentiator. During the writers' workshop, each student is engaged in meaningful ways. Pulling together more than three decades of practical experience and research on the best strategies for teaching writing, Writing Like Writers offers a friendly, easy-to-use guide for any teacher seeking to build a classroom of successful writers.
Category: Education

Reading Like A Writer

Author : Francine Prose
ISBN : 9781908526144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writers On Writing

Author : John Darnton
ISBN : 0805070850
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A collection of touching, humorous, and practical writings explores literature and the art of writing with contributions from Russell Banks, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Richard Ford, Carl Hiaasen, Alice Hoffman, John Updike, and many others. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Write Like Tolstoy

Author : Richard Cohen
ISBN : 9780812998313
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For anyone who has ever identified with a hero or heroine, been seduced by a strong opening sentence, or been powerfully moved by a story’s end, How to Write Like Tolstoy is a thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King. “I have tried, as far as possible using the words of the authors themselves, to explain their craft, aiming to take readers on a journey into the concerns, techniques, tricks, flaws, and, occasionally, obsessions of our most luminous writers.”—from the Preface Behind every acclaimed work of literature is a trove of heartfelt decisions. The best authors put painstaking—sometimes obsessive—effort into each element of their stories, from plot and character development to dialogue and point of view. What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use first-person narration in The Great Gatsby? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road? Veteran editor and teacher Richard Cohen draws on his vast reservoir of a lifetime’s reading and his insight into what makes good prose soar. Here are Gabriel García Márquez’s thoughts on how to start a novel (“In the first paragraph you solve most of the problems with your book”); Virginia Woolf offering her definition of style (“It is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words”); and Vladimir Nabokov on the nature of fiction (“All great novels are great fairy tales”). Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable. The result is a unique exploration of the act and art of writing that enriches our experience of reading both the classics and the best modern fiction. Evoking the marvelous, the famous, and the irreverent, he reveals the challenges that even the greatest writers faced—and shows us how they surmounted them. Praise for How to Write Like Tolstoy “The highest compliment one can pay How to Write Like Tolstoy is that it provokes an overwhelming urge to read and write, to be in dialogue or even doomed competition with the greatest creative minds . . . . That Mr. Cohen is an editor, that his love of literature comes in large part from awe in the presence of better writers than he, is no small matter. His love is infectious, and regardless of how well he ends up teaching us to write, that is miracle enough.”—Wall Street Journal “[A] perfect tasting menu . . . the homage of a passionate reader to the writers who have provided his ‘main pastime.’ ”—The Sunday Times (U.K.) “This book is a wry, critical friend to both writer and reader. It is filled with cogent examples and provoking statements. You will agree or quarrel with each page, and be a sharper writer and reader by the end.”—Hilary Mantel “These twelve essays are like twelve perfect university lectures on the craft of writing fiction. The professor—or, in this case, author—succeeds in being not only knowledgeable but also interesting, charming, and engaging.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Insightful . . . [Cohen] escorts his readers to Iris Murdoch for sage counsel on launching a novel, to Salman Rushdie for shrewd guidance on developing an unreliable narrator, to Rudyard Kipling for a cagey hint on creating memorable minor characters, and to Leo Tolstoy for a master’s help in transforming personal experience into fictional art.”—Booklist
Category: Literary Criticism

Wondrous Words

Author : Katie Wood Ray
ISBN : 0814158161
Genre : Education
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Examines the theoretical underpinnings of how students learn to write from reading other writers; describes various kinds of inquiry designed to help teachers and students learn how to learn from writers; and includes thoughts from the author on writing and teaching, as well as a selection of resource materials.
Category: Education

I Can Write Like That

Author : Susan Ehmann
ISBN : 9780872077089
Genre : Education
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"Ehmann and Gayer have written the most comprehensive resource book to date for using mentor texts.... After using Ehmann and Gayer's carefully presented suggestions, your writing workshop will never be the same." —Shari Frost, Director, Literacy Partners Project; Contributor, Choice Literacy "The book is such a unique and valuable resource. Teachers are always asking for lists of mentor texts, and now I know where to point them. It's so useful to have them sorted by craft element and both title and author, and the annotated bibliography is especially helpful to new teachers who are just starting their libraries." —JoBeth Allen, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia You know the importance of using mentor texts when teaching author’s crafts to your young writers. But how do you—a busy teacher with only so many hours in a day—find great mentor texts? With so many children’s books available and so little time to peruse them all, matching books to writers’ workshop minilessons remains a challenge. Here is the resource to make your search for just the right books a little easier. Authors Susan Ehmann and Kellyann Gayer bring you a resource built out of their love of great children’s books, their vast experience in the classroom, and their passion for teaching young writers. The heart of this book is an extensive annotated bibliography that details examples of 27 author’s crafts found in 150 high-quality children’s books. But there’s so much more! This book can serve as your go-to writers’ workshop resource by providing you with A quick reference to turn to when you need to find the right mentor text to teach a specific author’s craft, such as alliteration, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, voice, and many more Age-appropriate craft studies that fit into your existing curriculum Tools to help you match the books you already have in your classroom or school library with the crafts they demonstrate In these pages you’ll discover engaging fiction and nonfiction children’s books and ideas for using them to their maximum potential as teaching tools. And you will find new ways to give your students a priceless gift—exemplary models for their own writing. Realize the reward of having your students listen to a well-written story then identify the author’s craft and say, “I can write like that!”
Category: Education

Write Like A Pro

Author : Jerry McGuire
ISBN : 0963200402
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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WRITE LIKE A PRO! is written by a pro with 30 years experience. Widely published magazine articles & fiction, non-fiction books & novels, hundreds of scripts for corp. videos, TV documentaries, features. Highly motivational. Aimed at aspiring writers testing fields & experienced writers wanting to expand. Emphasis on idea development, advertising & professional magazine writing, nonfiction books, novels, screenplays. Lots of detail, example. Practical college, adult education textbook for anyone who wants to write.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write Like This

Author : Kelly Gallagher
ISBN : 9781571108968
Genre : Education
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Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. --from publisher description.
Category: Education

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780743455961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Writer S Book Of Days

Author : Judy Reeves
ISBN : 1577313127
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines