Storycraft

The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction

Author: Jack Hart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226318168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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A former managing editor of the "Oregonian" who guided several Pulitzer Prize-winning narratives to publication shares guidelines for writers of nonfiction that encompass such topics as story theory, scene establishment, and preparing work for submission.
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StoryCraft

50 Theme-Based Programs Combining Storytelling, Activities and Crafts for Children in Grades 1–3

Author: Martha Seif Simpson,Lynne Perrigo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786492155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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While storytelling is a great favorite of preschoolers, many elementary age children are more drawn to crafts and other activities. StoryCraft is an award-winning library program that combines storytelling with crafts in an exciting and engaging activity for children in first through third grades. Each one-hour program includes storytelling, a craft, movement, activities, music, and discussion. This collection of StoryCraft programs presents 50 fun and educational theme-based sessions. Each includes suggestions for promotion, music, crafts, activities, and stories. The sessions also include bibliographies to help direct young readers toward additional reading, as well as diagrams, detailed instructions, and supply lists for the crafts. The themes range from a Jungle Safari to Math Mayhem to a Western Roundup, all encouraging children to enjoy reading in a variety of ways. Each session has plenty of suggestions, so that the program can be customized. Helpful Hints for implementing the program can help any librarian, volunteer, or parent turn a ho-hum storytime into a dazzling StoryCraft time.
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Storycraft

How to Teach Narrative Writing

Author: Martin Griffin,Jon Mayhew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785834028

Category: Education

Page: 200

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An inspiring and practical resource to support secondary school teachers in developing their students' creative writing. At a time when the curriculum is becoming more and more about rote learning and memorisation, Storycraft provides teachers with engaging tasks around narrative writing that have been designed to boost learners' confidence and cultivate their creativity. Written by two fiction writers and English teachers with over 40 years' combined experience in education, Storycraft will satisfy a hunger in classrooms beyond just those of English departments - helping pupils to problem-solve creatively and to carve out originality in their work. The book packs in expert advice relating to idea generation and the nature of story, as well as tips on effective pre-exam behaviours, neatly packaged together with off-the-peg activities that can be used in the classroom immediately.
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Digital Storytelling

The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film

Author: Shilo T. McClean

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304198

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Computer-generated effects are often blamed for bad Hollywood movies. Yet when a critic complains that "technology swamps storytelling" (in a review of Van Helsing, calling it "an example of everything that is wrong with Hollywood computer-generated effects movies"), it says more about the weakness of the story than the strength of the technology. In Digital Storytelling, Shilo McClean shows how digital visual effects can be a tool of storytelling in film, adding narrative power as do sound, color, and "experimental" camera angles -- other innovative film technologies that were once criticized for being distractions from the story. It is time, she says, to rethink the function of digital visual effects.Effects artists say -- contrary to the critics -- that effects always derive from story. Digital effects are a part of production, not post-production; they are becoming part of the story development process. Digital Storytelling is grounded in filmmaking, the scriptwriting process in particular. McClean considers crucial questions about digital visual effects -- whether they undermine classical storytelling structure, if they always call attention to themselves, whether their use is limited to certain genres -- and looks at contemporary films (including a chapter-long analysis of Steven Spielberg's use of computer-generated effects) and contemporary film theory to find the answers. McClean argues that to consider digital visual effects as simply contributing the "wow" factor underestimates them. They are, she writes, the legitimate inheritors of film storycraft.
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Story Craft

Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Writing from the Author of Hank the Cowdog

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: Maverick Books

ISBN: 9781591888918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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In his book, Story Craft, John R. Erickson says that one of the biggest challenges he faced as a young author was figuring out, "What is a story, and what is it supposed to do?" Those were simple questions, he says, but they didn't have simple answers. We could say that he found his answers when he wrote and self-published the first Hank the Cowdog book in 1983. The series now stands at 54 books with over 7.5 million copies sold. For 26 years, Erickson was content to leave it there. But after receiving hundreds of letters from teachers and parents, he began to realize that his actual business was not books, but "spiritual nourishment." Good stories nourish the human spirit, and it doesn't happen by accident. Part 1 of the book describes Erickson's experiences as an apprentice writer and publisher. In Part 2, he attempts to defiine what a story should be and how it relates to culture and religious faith. And in Part 3, he gives helpful, practical advice to aspiring writers.
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Story Craft

A Born Storytellers Workbook

Author: Kevin L. Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987540218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

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A born storytellers course text book and work book.
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PC Magazine

The Independent Guide to IBM-standard Personal Computing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: IBM microcomputers

Page: N.A

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