Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer

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.

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 9781908526144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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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
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How Writing Works

How Writing Works

In his well-received book The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains,
Carr (2010) argues that our reading is being undermined by ... Reading Like a
Writer: A guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them.

Author: Roslyn Petelin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000257502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This is Roslyn Petelin's promise: whether you already write reasonably well or not, this book will exponentially improve your writing. How Writing Works is a lively and practical introduction to the elements of grammar, sentence structure, and style that you need to write well. The book covers social media and writing for online publication, as well as the most common documents in the university and the writing-reliant workplace. How Writing Works should be on the desk of everyone who needs to write: students, professionals in all fields, and creative writers. 'A superb guide to great writing in the modern media era.' Phil Harding, journalist and broadcaster, London 'Whether you're a CEO or an intern, the ability to communicate clearly is your biggest asset. Petelin's expert advice in this book will accelerate your career'. Damian Kington, Global Head of Marketing, Liquidnet, New York
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Demise of the Library School

The Demise of the Library School

Some, especially those in library and information science schools, defend the
move from books and reading as due to ... 82 Francine Prose, Reading Like a
Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write
Them ...

Author: Richard J. Cox

Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781936117451

Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 336

In The Demise of the Library School, Richard J. Cox places the present and future of professional education for librarianship in the debate on the modern corporate university. The book is a series of meditations on critical themes relating to the education of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, playing off of other commentators analyzing the nature of higher education and its problems and promises.
Categories: Education

The Maeve Binchy Writers Club

The Maeve Binchy Writers  Club

Reading. The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing by David Morley,
Cambridge University Press, 2007 The ... 2001 Reading Like a Writer: A Guide
for People who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine
Prose, ...

Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409106203

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 160

Fascinating and informative - advice to inspire budding writers as well as entertaining Maeve Binchy fans the world over. 'The most important thing to realise is that everyone is capable of telling a story. It doesn't matter where we were born or how we grew up' Maeve Binchy THE MAEVE BINCHY WRITERS' CLUB gives a unique insight into how a No. 1 bestselling author writes. Inspired by a course run by the National College of Ireland, it comprises twenty letters from Maeve offering advice, tips and her own wonderfully witty take on the life of a writer, in addition to contributions from top writers, publishers and editors. Whether you want to write a saga or a thriller, comedy or journalism, or write for the radio or stage, the book also gives advice on the best way to get started, and what editors, publishers and agents are looking for.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writer s Eye

The Writer s Eye

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who
Want to Write Them. New York: HarperPerennial, 2007. Prunty, Wyatt, ed.
Sewanee Writers on Writing. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2000. Rilke, Rainer Maria
.

Author: Amy E. Weldon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025332

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 663

Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be. Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in. The Writer's Eye is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment. Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Expressing Theology

Expressing Theology

A Guide to Writing Theology that Readers Want to Read Jonathan Roach, Gricel
Dominguez. Plotnik, Arthur. Spunk & Bit: A ... Prose, Francine. Reading like a
Writer: A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write
Them.

Author: Jonathan Roach

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498208710

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 644

Have you ever picked up a volume of theology, read the first page, and decided you would rather scrub the bathroom floor than read another page? Theology does not need to be abstract, dull, boring, tedious, dense, inconsequential, trivial, remote, immaterial, or unimportant. Theology should not leave readers feeling bewildered and lost. Expressing Theology challenges writers of theology to craft engaging, compelling, and beautiful prose that grabs readers' attention and makes reading a pleasure. Expressing Theology provides writers of theology--academics, aspiring, and published--with perspectives and writing techniques to write theology that readers want to read.
Categories: Religion

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Writing and being: Embracing your life through creative journal- ing. Novato, CA:
New World Library. Prose, F. (2007). Reading like a writer: A guide for people
who love books and for those who want to write them. New York, NY: Harper ...

Author: Stephanie Jones

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Senior High Core Collection

Senior High Core Collection

This is an entertaining and engaging choice for writers." Libr J Prose, Francine,
1947- Reading like a writer; a guide for people who love books and for those who
want to write them. HarperCollins Publishers 2006 273p $23.95; pa SI3.95 ...

Author: Raymond W. Barber

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 0824210867

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

View: 751

- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Categories: Best books

Children s Writer Guide to 2006

Children s Writer Guide to 2006

The guiding principal in that regard is to go for the truth of the character , not in
order to manipulate the reader's ... the bestselling book Reading Like a Writer : A
Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them ...

Author: Susan M. Tierney

Publisher:

ISBN: 1889715387

Category: Children's literature

Page: 448

View: 104

The 13th annual edition of Guide brings together the wisdom and perspectives of 250 editors, publishers, agents, and writers covering the full range of children's markets and writing techniques.
Categories: Children's literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books  3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids' Books—from Beginning to End! Harold D.
Underdown. and take a careful ... If you don't but think you want to write them,
start reading them. Find out what you like to read; that's probably the kind of book
you will write. If you really like to ... In your reading, as in your writing, rule one is
to write what you want to write, not what you think you should write. Shoulds tend
to ...

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101460801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 590

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Core Collection

Public Library Core Collection

The author “ organizes her book into three sections : mechanical and structural
guidelines ( i . e . sharpening accuracy and brevity ) , creative elements of
storytelling ( e . g . , ' Let the Reader Do Some Work ' ) , and style ( grammar ,
usage and punctuation ) . LaRocque ' s ... Libr J 808 Prose , Francine ,
1947Reading like a writer ; a guide for people who love books and for those who
want to write them .

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 0824210948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

View: 883

Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Creative Writer s Survival Guide

The Creative Writer s Survival Guide

may seem like a silly criterion, but the longer I've been teaching, the less silly it
seems. ... they not only ask for recommended reading, they actually go out and
read books I've suggested, and they read them as a writer would, paying
attention ...

Author: John McNally

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587299490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 110

Beginning with “The Writer’s Wonderland—Or: A Warning” and ending with “You’ve Published a Book—Now What?” The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide is a must-read for creative-writing students and teachers, conference participants, and aspiring writers of every stamp. Directed primarily at fiction writers but suitable for writers of all genres, John McNally’s guide is a comprehensive, take-no-prisoners blunt, highly idiosyncratic, and delightfully subjective take on the writing life. McNally has earned the right to dispense advice on this subject. He has published three novels, two collections of short fiction, and hundreds of individual stories and essays. He has edited six anthologies and worked with editors at university presses, commercial houses, and small presses. He has earned three degrees, including an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and taught writing to thousands of students at nine different universities. But he has received far more rejections than acceptances, has endured years of underpaid adjunct work, and is presently hard at work on a novel for which he has no guarantee of publication. In other words, he’s been at the writing game long enough to rack up plenty of the highs and lows that translate into an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to become a writer or anyone who is already a writer but doesn’t know how to take the next step toward the writing life. In the sections The Decision to Become a Writer, Education and the Writer, Getting Published, Publicity, Employment for Writers, and The Writer’s Life, McNally wrestles with writing degrees and graduate programs, the nuts and bolts of agents and query letters and critics, book signings and other ways to promote your book, alcohol and other home remedies, and jobs for writers from adjunct to tenure-track. Chapters such as “What Have You Ever Done That’s Worth Writing About?” “Can Writing Be Taught?” “Rejection: Putting It in Perspective,” “Writing as a Competitive Sport,” “Seven Types of MLA Interview Committees,” “Money and the Writer,” and the all-important “Talking about Writing vs. Writing” cover a vast range of writerly topics from learning your craft to making a living at it. McNally acts as the writer’s friendly drill sergeant, relentlessly honest but bracingly cheerful as he issues his curmudgeonly marching orders. Alternately cranky and philosophical, full of to-the-point anecdotes and honest advice instead of wonkish facts and figures, The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide is a snarky, truthful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer in today’s complex world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy Grades 2 4

Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy  Grades 2 4

Children experience what it is like to be a lifelong learner, using what they know
to learn new things. ... To make this happen, teachers will want not only to reflect
on the needs of students in each area of literacy but also to think about how to
guide them to connect and apply what they are learning. ... As children began to
read chapter books, it was common for them to want to attempt writing chapter
books.

Author: Sarah F. Mahurt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452294520

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 723

Help all learners transition successfully from beginning to intermediate literacy levels with these classroom-tested instructional strategies and specialized assessment tools for word study, reading, and writing.
Categories: Education

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

I created this book in part because I wish I had had this sort of writing workshop
guide when I was working with my middle school English students. ... In middle
school, the kids were eager to write, but not necessarily on what I wanted them to
write about. ... learn, our students really do not get a chance to write about what
they like to write or even to write about what they like to read. ... For older kids or
those who are particularly great readers, you can start your unit by discussing the
life ...

Author: Cheryl Garrett

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593632243

Category: Education

Page: 69

View: 882

Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world-famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand-new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehiclefor teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will: differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions, use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions, recognize false premises, solve deductive matrix puzzles, and decode a secret message.
Categories: Education

Strangers

Strangers

Guide for the Incurably Curious: A Personal Note to Teachers, Students and
People Who Just Plain Like to Read This readers' guide is my chance to talk
directly with the people who enjoy reading Faye's adventures as much as I enjoy
writing them. Composing the “Guide for ... I always want to know what questions
my books leave behind in the minds of the people who read them. Because no
book can ...

Author: Mary Anna Evans

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615952366

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 479

"This contemporary mystery is drenched with Florida history and with gothic elements that should appeal to a broad range of readers." —Booklist Faye Longchamp and husband Joe Wolf Mantooth have founded an archaeological consulting firm—just in time for the economy to tank. But a meeting with a couple who run an elegant B&B in a historic home in St. Augustine, Florida, lands the firm's first big project. Within a day of their arrival at Dunkirk Manor, a lovely young employee disappears, leaving behind a sinister smear of blood in her car, a collection of priceless artifacts, and a note asking for Faye's help. Two days later, the missing woman's boyfriend is found floating in the Matanzas River, his throat slashed. The detective in charge of the case believes that the artifacts are key to the crime and hires Faye to track down their origin. The artifacts Faye and Joe excavate at their work site date from every era of St. Augustine history, and the discovery of a buried cache of children's toys from the 1920s hits eight-months-pregnant Faye particularly hard. Dunkirk Manor seems haunted in a way that Faye can't explain. Then a stunning discovery is made: the diary of a priest who left Spain in 1565 and was present at the city's birth. Faye is driven to translate the manuscript. In what could be an unfolding tale by the Brothers Grimm, Faye and Joe uncover some terrible secrets....
Categories: Fiction

Gluttony

Gluttony

She ends the book with a discussion of M.F.K. Fisher's idiosyncratic defense of one of the great heroes of gluttony, Diamond Jim Brady, whose stomach was six times normal size.

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190288945

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 259

In America, notes acclaimed novelist Francine Prose, we are obsessed with food and diet. And what is this obsession with food except a struggle between sin and virtue, overeating and self-control--a struggle with the fierce temptations of gluttony. In Gluttony, Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging observations on this most delicious of deadly sins. She traces how our notions of gluttony have evolved along with our ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. Offering a lively smorgasbord that ranges from Augustine's Confessions and Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, to Petronius's Satyricon and Dante's Inferno, she shows that gluttony was in medieval times a deeply spiritual matter, but today we have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness--it is the horrors of cholesterol and the perils of red meat that we demonize. Indeed, the modern take on gluttony is that we overeat out of compulsion, self-destructiveness, or to avoid intimacy and social contact. But gluttony, Prose reminds us, is also an affirmation of pleasure and of passion. She ends the book with a discussion of M.F.K. Fisher's idiosyncratic defense of one of the great heroes of gluttony, Diamond Jim Brady, whose stomach was six times normal size. "The broad, shiny face of the glutton," Prose writes, "has been--and continues to be--the mirror in which we see ourselves, our hopes and fears, our darkest dreams and deepest desires." Never have we delved more deeply into this mirror than in this insightful and stimulating book.
Categories: Literary Collections

Tin House Summer 2012

Tin House  Summer 2012

Tin House is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes new writers as well as more established voices; essays as well as fiction, poetry, and interviews.

Author: Win McCormack

Publisher: Tin House Magazine

ISBN: 0985046988

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 611

A quarterly anthology of short writings, the only one of the year's four issues to be unrestricted by theme, offers insights into each contributing writer's passions, in a collection consisting of profiles, interviews, food writing, and more. Original.
Categories: Fiction

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Like demographers, writers should think about their readers' gender, occupation,
income, likes, dislikes, hobbies, social class, race ... I once consulted with an
author who wanted to write a book for women on how to become financially
secure.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 544

A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing For Young Adults

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing For Young Adults

Expert Tips on Writing Books Teens Love to Read Deborah Perlberg ... In third
person omniscient POV, you can speak about all characters, anytime you want,
and present things from their individual perspective whenever you need to. ...
That's why it's important to keep your POV consistent: readers like to know who is
 ...

Author: Deborah Perlberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 929

This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models

Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models

Lessons and Strategies for Using the Power of Picture Books to Teach the
Elements of Great Writing in the Upper ... As we read picture books and novels
throughout the year, we continually discuss theme and encourage students to ...
We ask students to think about what big idea they'd like to express as they're
creating their characters. Then, as they consider events and situations for their
stories, their big idea can guide them to scenarios that will allow them to express
their message.

Author: Rosanne Kurstedt

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439135168

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 788

Presents lessons designed to show teachers how to use picture books to teach writing skills to students in grades four through eight, and includes recommended reading lists.
Categories: Education