A Writer s Day book

This lively selection from the "day-book" of an author's reading and writing life focuses on a wide range of writers who have inspired him—from Thomas Traherne to Virginia Woolf, Laurie Lee to Russell Hoban.

Author: Ronald Blythe

Publisher: Nottingham Trent Univ

ISBN: UOM:39015067644891

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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This lively selection from the "day-book" of an author's reading and writing life focuses on a wide range of writers who have inspired him—from Thomas Traherne to Virginia Woolf, Laurie Lee to Russell Hoban. Other key subjects include writers and artists of the First World War and the representation of the rural world.

A Writer Teaches Writing

That ' s more than enough , because they ' re writing all the time , in their head
and on their notebook page . THE DAYBOOK I am able to make use of fragments
of time because my tools , first and foremost my daybook , are with me at all times

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: UOM:49015000375726

Category: Education

Page: 264

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When Writers Drive the Workshop

If we are to teach writing, we must write ourselves and shape our own writing
identities. Forming writing habits is the first step (see Figure 5.3). In A Writer
Teaches Writing (2004), Donald Murray describes his daybook as a tool that
goes with ...

Author: Brian Kissel

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310736

Category: Education

Page: 186

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In this practical, engaging book, former elementary school teacher and university professor Brian Kissel asks teachers to go back to the roots of writing workshop. What happens when students, not planned teaching points, lead writing conferences? What happens when students, not tests, determine what they learned through reflection and self-evaluation? Writing instruction has shifted in recent years to more accountability, taking the focus away from the writer. This book explores what happens when empowered writers direct the writing workshop. Through stories from real classrooms, Brian reveals that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard. And when children choose their writing topics, their lives unfold onto the page and teachers are educated by the young voices and bold choices of these writers. Written in an engaging, teacher-to-teacher style, this book focuses on four key components of writing workshop, with an eye on what happens when teachers step back and allow students to drive the instruction: Conferring sessions where students lead and teachers listen Author's Chair where students set the agenda and ask for feedback Reflection time and structures for students to set goals and expectations for themselves Mini-lessons that allow for detours based on students' needs, not teacher or curricular goals Each of the chapters includes practical ideas, a section of Guiding Beliefs, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and some Digital Diversions to help teachers see the digital possibilities in their classrooms.

The Moralist and Everyman s Every Day book Consisting of Selections from Several Eminent Authors 1837 Agreeableness through awkwardness

Several excellent works have perished from this cause ; a writer of real talents
being often a mere sensitive plant with regard to his own productions . Some
cavils of Mason ( how inferior a poet and judge ! ) had almost induced Gray to
destroy ...

Author: Francis West


ISBN: UIUC:30112088972226

Category: Conduct of life


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The every day book or The guide to the year

Strange to say , asserted by some very able writers on these victors over relics
have never been pliysic , and the author of these observaca inized , yet their
names would not tions has himself often witnessed their so . . od badly in the
calendar ...

Author: William Hone


ISBN: OXFORD:600081653



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Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

Daybooks Like a journal, a daybook is an episodic record of a writer's thoughts.
However, the structure of a daybook is remarkably more fluid than that of a
journal. In a journal, the writer responds to specific prompts or requests for

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470952122

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one of the chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especially challenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teaching techniques, and writing assignments into STEM and other quantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningful approaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant for their students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives for writing curricula. This important resource provides instructors with the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writing well in quantitative courses at all levels of the college curriculum and to promote students' general cognitive and intellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematical concepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities and assignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding to students' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review, revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in all disciplines to integrate more writing into their courses have wished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would step forward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, University Distinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically sound book describes practical strategies for teachers in the quantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing. It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engage students in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, and effective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor of English emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, and engaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructors wishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to the quantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded in writing-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor, classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearly loves—improving the quality of student learning in math and science."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, and author, Engaging Ideas

A Bookman s Daybook

THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF WRITERS Sunday , September 16 . I received a
letter yesterday from one of my patients asking me if many of the writers I knew
had any “ accomplishments , " and if so , what kind . That is a very sensible ...

Author: Burton Rascoe


ISBN: UCAL:B3560157

Category: American literature

Page: 305

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Pages from the Day book of Bethia Hardacre

Before this century an author permitted no mock modesty to stand in the way of
allusions to a previous work under the title of My Masterpiece . I have an instance
before me of a writer , the date of whose title - page is 1725 , giving as the cause

Author: Ella Fuller Maitland




Page: 307

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Daybooks of Discovery

In Daybooks of Discovery: Nature Diaries in Britain, 1770-1870, Mary Ellen Bellanca offers the first critical study of this genre.

Author: Mary Ellen Bellanca

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813926130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Rooted in a thriving culture of amateur natural history, the keeping of nature journals and diaries flourished in late-eighteenth-and early-nineteenth-century Britain. As prescientific worldviews ceded to a more materialist outlook informed by an explosion of factual knowledge, lovers of nature both famous and obscure began to use daily composition as a quest for information about and a celebration of their surroundings. A central site of encounter, discovery, and expression, nature diaries took part in a vigorous cultural dialogue, performing, in an era called the "golden age" of nature writing, an engaging alchemy of language, science, and art. In Daybooks of Discovery: Nature Diaries in Britain, 1770-1870, Mary Ellen Bellanca offers the first critical study of this genre. In looking at the diaries of Gilbert White, Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Shore, George Eliot, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, as well as those of lesser-known figures, she explores the writers’ pursuit of empirical knowledge of nature for its own sake, rather than focusing on Romantic nature philosophy or on ‘ecology’ as a metaphor for spiritual connectedness. Each chapter situates an individual author’s journals amid contemporary discourses of natural history, examining how journal writing enabled and mediated the diarist’s practice as naturalist. A mélange of fact, narrative, and imaginative re-creation, the nature diary played a crucial role in literature and science in a period of burgeoning knowledge about the natural world. For students and scholars of environmental history, the history of science, ecocriticism, and Victorian studies, Daybooks of Discovery will prove an essential tool for understanding this distinct genre.

Pictorial Calendar of the Seasons

A writer in the Every Day Book , in 1826 , says , “ scuffles seldom happen now ,
but in my youthful day , when guy met guy — then came the tug of war ! ” The
partisans fought , and a decided victory ended in the capture of the guy
belonging to ...

Author: Mary Botham Howitt


ISBN: NYPL:33433043895089

Category: Country life

Page: 567

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Frost s Original Letter writer

A Complete Collection of Original Letters and Notes Upon Every Imaginable
Subject of Every-day Life : with Plain Directions about Everything Connected with
Writing a Letter ... Sarah Annie Frost. Day's Book - keeping Without a Master .

Author: Sarah Annie Frost


ISBN: WISC:89004392684

Category: Letter writing

Page: 202

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Thinking Out Loud on Paper

But with daybooks , ideas don't get scattered and lost any more . One daybook
can bring organization to a writer's life , even a messy , disorganized writer . The
daybook differs from a journal in that the daybook includes much more than just ...

Author: Lil Brannon

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39076002777485

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Presents a variety of lessons and activities to help students create a daybook to help them organize their thoughts.

The Rumi Daybook

Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break ...

Author: Kabir Helminski

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827738

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 684


"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn. That he wrote the words seven hundred years ago in a medieval Persian world that bears little resemblance to ours makes their uncanny resonance to us today just that much more remarkable. Here is a treasury of daily wisdom from this most beloved of all the Sufi masters—both his prose and his ecstatic poetry—that you can use to start every day for a year, or that you can dip into for inspiration any time you need to break through the granite of your heart.

Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing

Critical Reading and Writing Teacher's Edition Grade 5 Laura Robb ... purpose
for reading. write a journal entry that makes inferences about the feelings of a
character Use the information an author provides to make inferences about
people or ...

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Great Source Education Group Incorporated

ISBN: 0669480428

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Language arts textbook series for students in grades 3-5, focused on continual writing practice in response to trade literature enhance student writing skills.