A Companion to Creative Writing

The central issue concerning the writer-teacher in the US, as it would be anywhere, is what we mean by writer. ... In P. Bizzaro, A. Culhane, and D. Cook, eds, Composing Ourselves as Writer-Teacher-Writers: Starting with Wendy Bishop ...

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

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A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage

Writing Ourselves Into the Story

"An Ethnographic Study of Corporate Writing: Job Status as Reflected in Written Text." Functional Approaches to Writing. Ed. Barbara Couture. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1986. 11-28. Burhans, Clinton, S., Jr. "The Teaching of Writing and the ...

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine


ISBN: UOM:39015029228916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

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The twenty-three selections in this volume are essays, research studies, and personal narratives by the "silent majority" in composition studies: teachers and researchers with viewpoints that Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan Hunter note are often voiced in private conversations but seldom printed in scholarly journals or aired at professional conferences. Rather than focusing on the traditional categories of pedagogy and research, Fontaine and Hunter organize the essays into four sections: the invisible pedagogue of the discipline, the model of power that dominates composition, the ever-present but seldom heard student voice, and other voices excluded from professional development in composition studies. Contributors discuss the barriers they face as teachers, of being overwhelmed by the reality of some of their students' lives. Essayists raise questions about teaching practices that are sometimes homophobic and the effects on gay and lesbian students of the canonization of mainstream heterosexual texts. They probe the exploitation of untenured, part-time faculty?"second-class professionals" whose work is not taken seriously by their colleagues.

Writing Inventions

The reason that computers have had such an extreme identity-forming effect on those who use them to teach writing and on those ... I found myself scheduling labs and equipment, teaching basic software operations, fixing faulty wiring, ...

Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791490310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

I noticed that regardless of their spoken language or writing ability, the students struggled to construct their ... them so we can work “toward composing ourselves lest we be composed by others” (Lunsford, qtd. in Mejía 2004, 53).

Author: Cristina Kirklighter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Get Started In Creative Writing Teach Yourself

AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Author: Stephen May

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Get Started in Creative Writing is an indispensible guide to unlocking your creativity, finding your voice and choosing a genre of writing that suits you best, whether fiction or non-fiction, short stories or novels, children's books or travel writing. It features guidelines for do's and don'ts along with suggestions for crafting a distinctive style.With tips from some of the best-known writers of fiction and non-fiction, you will receive loads of helpful advice to enable you get your own work published. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of creative writing. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

You Can Teach Yourself Song Writing

ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES FOR NEW SONG WRITERS Some song writers work with only pencil and paper, others use only a tape recorder, and many have fully equipped home studios with professional notation equipment. In most cases, the following ...


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781610654883

Category: Music

Page: 120

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In this easy to understand, how to book for any aspiring songwriter, Larry McCabe addresses a variety of concepts including: how to get started, how to write in different song forms, how to approach titles, themes and lyrics, the creation of a melody, utilization of various chords and chord progressions, finding the right chords for the melody, handling various rhythmic elements, creating a lead sheet and copyrighting the tune. Special features include a glossary, essential supplies for novice songwriters, master chord diagrams for keyboard and guitar and an index of recorded music. Includes stereo CD.

Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing

2011), including with teachers at Huia College (Locke 2015b). Drawing on qualitative data and an analysis of a customised writing/ teacher of writing self-efficacy scale, a study of five high-school teacher-researchers engaged in the ...

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363927

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing is a groundbreaking book which addresses what it really means to identify as a writer in educational contexts and the implications for writing pedagogy. It conceptualises writers’ identities, and draws upon empirical studies to explore their construction, enactment and performance. Focusing largely on teachers’ identities and practices as writers and the writer identities of primary and secondary students, it also encompasses the perspectives of professional writers and highlights promising new directions for research. With four interlinked sections, this book offers: Nuanced understandings of how writer identities are shaped and formed; Insights into how classroom practice changes when teachers position themselves as writers alongside their students; New understandings of what this positioning means for students’ identities as writers and writing pedagogy; and Illuminating case studies mapping young people's writing trajectories. With an international team of contributors, the book offers a global perspective on this vital topic, and makes a new and strongly theorised contribution to the field. Viewing writer identity as fluid and multifaceted, this book is important reading for practising teachers, student teachers, educational researchers and practitioners currently undertaking postgraduate studies. Contributors include: Teresa Cremin, Terry Locke, Sally Baker, Josephine Brady, Diane Collier, Nikolaj Elf, Ian Eyres, Theresa Lillis, Marilyn McKinney, Denise Morgan, Debra Myhill, Mary Ryan, Kristin Stang, Chris Street, Anne Whitney and Rebecca Woodard.

Effective Business Writing in a Week Teach Yourself

On one of my writing courses I discovered that the key message of one document was buried in a 67-word sentence in brackets near the end of the document! • Even if you do know what your key message is, you may need to explain some ...

Author: Martin Manser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444190304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Most of us spend hours every day typing emails and other documents at work, yet how many of us have ever had any training in writing skills? New and aspiring managers find themselves having to write advertising copy or press releases, while many businesses want to engage successfully online. Effective Business Writing in a week is a practical guide to better communication at work, whether through more traditional forms such as business reports or through email, websites and social media. Keywords: Style Structure Email Business reports Presentations Letters Advertising Press releases Letters social media website copy

Real World Writers A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7 11 Year Olds

Teresa Cremin & Sally Baker As you may have noticed when reading other chapters, developing yourself as a writerteacher will be beneficial to the success of your classroom practice. You will talk with your apprentice writers, ...

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074338

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning. Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly. The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

The Writing Shop

Most claim the only writing they do outside of work is over text and email. Teachers fear teaching writing when they don't self-identify as good writers, especially when it comes to the very content they ask their students to write: ...

Author: Suzanne Farrell Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004397880

Category: Education

Page: 112

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The Writing Shop reimagines what writing workshop can be, by borrowing from workshops of all kinds—carpentry, textile, machine, and more. When the essential elements of all workshops are adopted in writing workshop, writers will flourish.

Writing and Psychology

Understanding Writing and Its Teaching from the Perspective of Composition Studies Douglas Vipond ... the frequency with which writing is compared to self - growth and writing teachers are compared to therapists ( see Brand , 1980 ) .

Author: Douglas Vipond

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275946371

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

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This is the first book to examine writing in psychology from the standpoint of composition studies.

Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms

L3.3.2e (M) Writing organization (M) Design layout (M) Word choice (S) Editing (S) Developing writing with details (M) Frogs has voice¦Jon selected fun facts and organized them well! He also selected great photos that match the text!

Author: Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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Becoming a Teacher of Writing in Elementary Classrooms nurtures teachers’ identities as writers, connects to the realities of writing instruction in real and diverse classrooms, and encourages critical and creative thinking. This text is about writing instruction as a journey teachers and students embark on together. The focus is on learning how to teach writing through specific teaching and learning structures found in the Writing Studio: mini-lessons; teacher and peer conferencing; guided writing; and sharing, celebrating, and broadcasting writing. Pedagogical features include teaching structures and strategies, "Problematizing Practice" classroom scenarios, assessment resources, and a Companion Website. Because a teacher who views him or herself as a writer is best positioned to implement the Writing Studio, a parallel text, Becoming-writer, give readers space to consider who they are as a writer, their personal process as a writer, and who they might become as a writer.

Writing and Motivation

Self-regulated strategy development revisited: Teaching writing strategies to struggling writers. Topic in Language Disorders, 20, 1—14. Graham, 5., & MacArthur, C. (1988). Improving learning disabled students' skills at revising essays ...

Author: Suzanne Hidi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781849508216

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, perspectives, and methods of motivation and writing.

Teaching Creative Writing

CreativeWriting isinextricably connected with students' emoting.Both those who teach andthose whodonot teach Creative Writing are, like my colleaguein Communication, oftentroubled by emotion's presence in Creative Writing.

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.

From Writing to Composing Teacher s Manual

We have had good results from adding a letter about ourselves to this activity . As class work or homework , have students read the letter that you have written about yourself , and ask them to write two or three questions to get more ...

Author: Beverly Ingram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521671361

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

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This is the second edition of one of the first process-approach writing books written for lower-level students. The Teacher's Manual contains unit overviews, as well as detailed descriptions of each activity, complete with useful teaching tips. The manual contains some additional material that teachers might use to supplement the Student's Book. A complete answer key to the Student's Book is provided.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

Self - belief is a quality of mind that arrives with time , however waveringly – it allows you to become driven . ... As the renowned novelist and creative writing teacher John Gardner states in The Art of Fiction : most of the people ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521547547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Teaching Writing

have opportunities to plan and review their writing and to ' assemble and develop their ideas ' ( DfE , 1995 , p . 9 ) . Activity Think about a piece of writing that you did recently . Identify the stages your writing went through from ...

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748740414

Category: Education

Page: 222

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This title, by Ann Browne, focuses on the teaching of writing at Key Stage 1 and before and fully addresses the National Literacy Strategy at this level. The text fully reflects the requirements of the ITT National Curriculum, whilst addressing the latest research findings on the development of literacy skills in the primary years.

Writing Motivation Research Measurement and Pedagogy

Learning writing self-efficacy: A writing self-efficacy type which means one's perceived ability to complete specific ... An instructional approach which combines the activities of both the process and genre ones in teaching writing.

Author: Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000258066

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book provides a unique reference and comprehensive overview of the issues pertinent to conceptualizing, measuring, researching and nurturing writing motivation. Abdel Latif covers these theoretical, practical and research issues by drawing on the literature related to the eight main constructs of writing motivation: writing apprehension, attitude, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-concept, learning goals, perceived value of writing and motivational regulation. Specifically, the book covers the historical research developments of the field, the measures of the main writing motivation constructs, the correlates and sources of writing motivation, and profiles of motivated and demotivated writers. The book also describes the types of the instructional research of writing motivation, provides pedagogical guidelines and procedures for motivating students to write, and presents suggestions for advancing writing motivation research, measurement and pedagogy. Detailed, up-to-date, and with a glossary which includes definitions of the main terms used in the six chapters, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.

Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students

Pursuing Howard's (2001) “less common and yet valued” method of teaching writing, Rankin-Brown (2006) posited that ... ESL students can overcome their writing-induced-anxiety, thereby becoming self-sufficient and autonomous.

Author: Hancı-Azizoglu, Eda Başak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865100

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

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The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with competent writing skills as colleges and jobs base the acceptance of students and workers on the quality of their writing. This situation captures the complexity of the fact that writing represents higher intellectual skills and leads to a higher rate of selection. Therefore, it is imperative that best strategies for teaching writing speakers of other languages is imparted to provide insights to teachers who can better prepare their students for future accomplishments. Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students examines the theoretical and practical implications that should be put in place for second language writers and offers critical futuristic and linguistic perspectives on teaching writing to speakers of other languages. Highlighting such topics as EFL, ESL, composition, digital storytelling, and forming identity, this book is ideal for second language teachers and writing instructors, as well as academicians, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of language and linguistics.