Learning about Fiction

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Author: Martha E. H. Rustad

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781491405789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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If a boy flies or a dog goes to school, you're reading fiction. How else do you know? Quick, fun examples help you understand the make believe of fiction.

Fantastic Voyages

This book provides basic physics and biology instruction using scenes from popular science fiction films as examples of the concepts discussed.

Author: Leroy W. Dubeck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387215884

Category: Science

Page: 348

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By revealing the facts behind the fiction of some of the finest films in the sci-fi genre, "Fantastic Voyages" offers a novel approach to teaching science: using scenes from science fiction films to illustrate fundamental concepts of physics, astronomy, and biology.

Creative Writing and the Radical

Creative Writing and the Radical uses an examination of how experimental writers in the past have explored the possibilities of multimodal writing to theorise the nature of writing fiction in the future.

Author: Nigel Krauth

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783095926

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The rise of digital publishing and the ebook has opened up an array of possibilities for the writer working with innovation in mind. Creative Writing and the Radical uses an examination of how experimental writers in the past have explored the possibilities of multimodal writing to theorise the nature of writing fiction in the future. It is clear that experimental writers rehearsed for technological advances long before they were invented. Through an in-depth study of writers and their motivations, challenges and solutions, the author explores the shifts creative writing teachers and students will need to make in order to adapt to a new era of fiction writing and reading.

Reading for Learning

How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction.

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027269959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children’s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of children’s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young people’s intellectual, emotional and social maturation.

Inter and Transcultural Learning in the Context of Canadian Young Adult Fiction

Using these aspects this study investigates texts recommended for cultural learning and key components of implementing literature in ELT.

Author: Grit Alter

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643906755

Category: American literature

Page: 378

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Within the past few years transcultural learning has become one of the key terms in TEFL theory. Central concerns in current research include differentiating between inter- and transcultural learning, navigating processes of understanding otherness, and assessing cultural competences. Using these aspects this study investigates texts recommended for cultural learning and key components of implementing literature in ELT. The results call for a more holistic perception of alterity and argue in favour of transcultural literature as a basis for transcultural learning. All of this dissertation is in English. (Subjects: Literary Criticism, Education) [Series: Fremdsprachendidaktik in globaler Perspecktive, Vol. 5]

Literacy Play for the Early Years Book 1

This series of books uses fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts, as well as phonics, as a basis to help young children in the Early Years develop their literacy skills.

Author: Collette Drifte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134154937

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This series of books uses fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts, as well as phonics, as a basis to help young children in the Early Years develop their literacy skills. It brings together the early learning goals of the foundation stage and the national literacy strategy objectives, using structured play, games and fun activities to put across the relevant teaching points in an enjoyable way, while simultaneously nurturing a love of literature. Each book presents structured activities based around suggested focus texts. To help practitioners save time in planning and organizing, the materials needed and the preparation required for each session are described in detail. The activities have been designed to cater to different achievement levels, and can be adapted or added to according to the needs of individual children and settings. Follow-up activities are also suggested, to bring in wider aspects of the Early Learning Goals and the NLS objectives. Elements of this book include exploring well-loved traditional stories and quality familiar modern stories by established authors; using the texts as a basis to focus on specific literacy goals and objectives; using the texts as a stimulus for games and play activities that help to teach literacy skills; planning and preparation for each literacy session, including materials needed and scripted sessions; ideas for working and playing with the whole group and smaller groups to consolidate the literacy skill; and extension ideas and activities.

STEAM Meets Story

This innovative STEAM guide will help general and special education teachers to increase effective instruction with adolescents (grades 5–10).

Author: Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807779613

Category: Education

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This innovative STEAM guide will help general and special education teachers to increase effective instruction with adolescents (grades 5–10). The authors show teachers how to link STEM concepts with popular fiction and film selections as a catalyst to launch student interactions, discussions, projects, and investigations. This approach will promote problem solving and reasoning skills by initiating the scientific process, rather than simply presenting established facts. The book includes a wealth of lesson plans that connect abstract STEM ideas to realistic experiences that students encounter. Sample lessons call on students to produce drawings and models that move STEM to STEAM. Grounded in popular film and the 31 books most read by adolescent students, the text includes teaching strategies found to be effective with traditionally underserved students and those with disabilities. Book Features: Standards-based STEM lessons are interrelated and interwoven with writing, reading, speaking, and other skills.Practical ideas and hands-on activities for engaging adolescents in both traditional and virtual environments. Guidance for working with diverse populations, such as students with different abilities, culturally and linguistic diverse students, translingual students, and transnational students. Includes full lessons, templates, and handouts

Genre Study

In exploring genre study, Fountas and Pinnell advocate a way of thinking and learning where students are actively engaged in the thinking process.

Author: Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325028745

Category: Education

Page: 524

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This title is a comprehensive volume that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. In exploring genre study, Fountas and Pinnell advocate a way of thinking and learning where students are actively engaged in the thinking process.

Imagining and Knowing

Without denying that this sometimes happens, this book explores the difficulties and dangers of too optimistic a picture of learning from fiction.

Author: Gregory Currie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199656615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Works of fiction are works of the imagination and for the imagination. Gregory Currie energetically defends the familiar idea that fictions are guides to the imagination, a view which has come under attack in recent years. Responding to a number of challenges to this standpoint, he argues that within the domain of the imagination there lies a number of distinct and not well-recognized capacities which make the connection between fiction and imagination work. Currie then considers the question of whether in guiding the imagination fictions may also guide our beliefs, our outlook, and our habits in directions of learning. It is widely held that fictions very often provide opportunities for the acquisition of knowledge and of skills. Without denying that this sometimes happens, this book explores the difficulties and dangers of too optimistic a picture of learning from fiction. It is easy to exaggerate the connection between fiction and learning, to ignore countervailing tendencies in fiction to create error and ignorance, and to suppose that claims about learning from fiction require no serious empirical support. Currie makes a case for modesty about learning from fiction--reasoning that a lot of what we take to be learning in this area is itself a kind of pretence, that we are too optimistic about the psychological and moral insights of authors, that the case for fiction as a Darwinian adaptation is weak, and that empathy is both hard to acquire and not always morally advantageous.

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide for primary teachers to the many kinds of texts children encounter, use and enjoy in their nursery and primary school years, providing an invaluable insight into the literature ...

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138501808

Category: Book selection

Page: 426

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Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide for primary teachers to the many kinds of texts children encounter, use and enjoy in their nursery and primary school years, providing an invaluable insight into the literature available. Addressing important issues and allowing for the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard, it contains suggestions of best practice which offer a more creative approach to learning. Including both fiction and non-fiction, with genres ranging from picturebooks to biographies, this fully updated second edition features: New coverage on recent books Discussion of new changes in concepts of literacy, particularly focused on technological advances in moving image media and virtual worlds The balance between print and screen-based texts on developing children's visual and multimodal literacy Annotated booklists for each genre for different age groups New sections on equality, diversity and translation Exploring fiction, non-fiction and poetry, Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is an invaluable resource, supporting teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction, and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction.

Professional Education with Fiction Media

This book analyses how narrative fictions can be used by faculty and staff in the teaching of professionals in higher education.

Author: Christine Jarvis

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030176959

Category: Education

Page: 251

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This book analyses how narrative fictions can be used by faculty and staff in the teaching of professionals in higher education. As professional life becomes ever more demanding, this book draws together the work of researchers and practitioners who have explored the tremendous impact that narrative fictions – novels, short stories, drama and poetry – can have on development. The editors and contributors posit that fiction can help professionals imagine new ways of being, reinvent their roles and tackle problems without a road map. Using fiction can also provide a safe place for the exploration of ethics and decision making, as well as furnishing tools for the development of empathy and engagement by offering vicarious experiences of drastically different lives and situations. A medium that by its very nature contains a multiplicity of interpretations, using fiction in professional education can enhance the education of professionals working in a range of disciplines, including health, education, social care, law and science.

Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters

Author: Barnaby Conrad

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452276578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Uses examples from the works of great writers from the past and present to demonstrate essential tools of storytelling, including how to begin and end a story, structure a plot, create memorable characters, write dialogue, and depict settings and action

Alps Storymaker

Extracts and examples from these books are used in the StoryMaker manual to exemplify many of the accelerated learning techniques and one of each are included in the pack, along with an interactive CD-ROM.

Author: Stephen Bowkett

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 1855390760

Category: Creative ability in children

Page: 304

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: Stories have a universal appeal, and the metaphor of ?the story? is itself a profound and natural way of organising the themes, principles, motifs and characters ? the very experiences ? that make up our lives. ?alps StoryMaker? utilises children?s enjoyment of fiction and exploits the powerful dynamic of narrative structures to allow students to understand and practise the techniques of accelerated brain-based learning.?alps StoryMaker? is much more than a book about literacy. The educational platform on which it is based has evolved from Steve Bowkett?s previous books ?Imagine That? and ?Self-Intelligence?, and is informed by Alistair Smith?s Accelerated Learning cycle. As such, the 100 or so activities in ?alps StoryMaker? draw on the latest research into brain-based learning and offer a practical resource that teachers can use immediately, across a wide age and ability range.The Double Dare Gang books ?The Allotment Ghost?, ?The Frankenstein Steps? and ?The passenger? are an integal part of StoryMaker. Extracts and examples from these books are used in the StoryMaker manual to exemplify many of the accelerated learning techniques and one of each are included in the pack, along with an interactive CD-ROM.

Truth or Truthiness

Escaping the clutches of truthiness begins with one simple question: 'what is the evidence?' Howard Wainer shows how the sceptical mindset of a data scientist can expose truthiness, nonsense, and outright deception.

Author: Howard Wainer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107130579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Escaping the clutches of truthiness begins with one simple question: 'what is the evidence?' Howard Wainer shows how the sceptical mindset of a data scientist can expose truthiness, nonsense, and outright deception. He evaluates the evidence, or lack thereof, supporting claims in many fields, with special emphasis in education.