On Reading Writing and Living with Books

The books in "Found on the Shelves" have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library.

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Publisher: London Library

ISBN: 9781782272519

Category: Authors, English

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The London Library is the world's largest independent library. Founded in 1841 by Thomas Carlyle (in reaction to the "museum headache" brought on by the crowds in the British Museum Reading Room), it has become a haven for readers, writers and all who draw strength, solace or inspiration from the presence of books. Some of the most illustrious figures of the last two centuries have written, thought and walked there: George Eliot, Charles Dickens, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf and many more were members. And over time, some of these celebrated members have shared--with each other, or with an interested public--their views on the delights, challenges and joys of reading, writing and living with books. The books in "Found on the Shelves" have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over seventeen miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it. From essays on dieting in the 1860s to instructions for gentlewomen on trout-fishing, from advice on the ill health caused by the "modern" craze of bicycling to travelogues from Norway, they are as readable and relevant today as they were more than a century ago.

Reading Writing Right

The various essays interact with Prof Mouton's concern for biblical hermeneutics, ethics and the interactions and connections between the two, ultimately illustrating the width and variety of interest that her work stimulated and which it ...

Author: Jeremy Punt

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928480006

Category: Religion

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In a collection of essays, former students, colleagues and friends of Prof Elna Mouton honour her life, career and scholarly contributions upon her retirement from Stellenbosch University. The various essays interact with Prof Mouton's concern for biblical hermeneutics, ethics and the interactions and connections between the two, ultimately illustrating the width and variety of interest that her work stimulated and which it interacted with.

Reading Writing

Dedicated to the glory of literature, reading and writing are joined and transformed in exquisite continuity.

Author: Julien Gracq

Publisher: Turtle Point Press

ISBN: UOM:39015068827206

Category: Literary Collections

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Dedicated to the glory of literature, reading and writing are joined and transformed in exquisite continuity.

The Living Classroom

This book describes the special way one teacher, Jeanette Amidon, approaches children's thinking, with a particular focus on reading and writing instruction.

Author: David Armington

Publisher: National Assn for the Education

ISBN: UOM:39015047075638

Category: Education

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This book describes the special way one teacher, Jeanette Amidon, approaches children's thinking, with a particular focus on reading and writing instruction. The root value of her first-grade classroom in Massachusetts is respect for children's ideas, with the children's art and writing as visible signs of the teacher's respect for their thinking. This teacher's example can be used to support the case for a broad, cultural view of teaching in which teaching children is not only (or mainly) the challenge of imparting specific skills, but rather a whole approach to living together as a small provisional classroom community dedicated to the development of ideas. Important points in Jeanette Amidon's approach include that children learn well from experiences in which they have a vital stake and some genuine interest; that high quality learning involves authentic performance (writing, for example, should be a means of saying something an individual wants or needs to say to some audience, not a school exercise); that a certain amount of curriculum should arise from a continuous reconstruction of experience generated by the ongoing activities of children; that capitalizing on individual differences is important; and that collective learning is powerful. Following an introduction, the book's chapters are: (1) "Jeanette's Classroom: An Action Report by a Frequent Visitor"; (2) "Learning to 'Talk' in a New Language: Children's Inventions as a Stimulus to Writing"; (3) "A Lot on Their Minds: A Closer Look at the Work of the Children"; (4) "The Larger Picture: We Talk with Jeanette about Children, Learning, and Teaching"; (5) "Reflections and Epilogue." (Contains 32 annotated references.) (EV)

Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine

Artists and theorists reflect on a "living library" project--people who memorize and recite books This book documents a project in which a group of people memorize a book of their choice, forming a library of "living books."

Author: Mette Edvardsen

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ISBN: 8867493876

Category: Art

Page: 536

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Artists and theorists reflect on a "living library" project--people who memorize and recite books This book documents a project in which a group of people memorize a book of their choice, forming a library of "living books."

Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop

Provides teachers guidelines and ideas for teaching the writing process. Contains three sections: "Writing for Yourself;" "Writing Groups;" and "Teaching Writing."

Author: Kristen Painter

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UVA:X004898700

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Provides teachers guidelines and ideas for teaching the writing process. Contains three sections: "Writing for Yourself;" "Writing Groups;" and "Teaching Writing."

On Writing

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684853529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

French All the Way 2 Conversation Grammar Culture Reading Writing Business

Author: Annie Heminway

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0517882817

Category: French language

Page: 386

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The programs takes you all over the French-speaking world, from vineyards to film shows to perfume factories. Each lesson begins with a lively dialogue. The manual provides English translations and explanations of grammar and usage. Each lesson offers useful vocabulary and cultural information for anyone who conducts business in French. Exercise and review sections are provided for progress checking.

The Decline of Discourse

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Author: Ben Agger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 185000756X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Bibliografie : p. 220-233 Met reg. Examination of the disappearance of writers of challenging, intelligent books for the general reading public. The author traces this to a particular organization of literary production and consumption in advanced capitalism, and the kinds of constraints faced by those who write either in popular culture or in the academic world, that is, the requirements of writing-for-tenure or writing-for-profit, in order to make a living.

The Right to Write

In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity.

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110112783X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity. With the techniques and anecdotes in The Right to Write, readers learn to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron's instruction and examples include the details of the writing processes she uses to create her own bestselling books. She makes writing a playful and realistic as well as a reflective event. Anyone jumping into the writing life for the first time and those already living it will discover the art of writing is never the same after reading The Right to Write.

Disposable Thoughts

The essays in "Disposable Thoughts: Essays on Reading, Writing, and Relationships" are culled from my 30-year career as a freelance writer and English professor.

Author: Randy Rudder

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 145373581X

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Page: 208

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The essays in "Disposable Thoughts: Essays on Reading, Writing, and Relationships" are culled from my 30-year career as a freelance writer and English professor. Some are humorous, like "Stalking Nelle," about sneaking into the nursing home where reclusive author Harper Lee was then living, and "Cutting the Cord," about performing the first surgery (or not) on my daughter. Some are unusual, like "Hank's Hat," an essay about the time I was researching a story on the night Hank Williams died and discovered the legend behind his hat, which has never been recovered. Others are more poignant, such as "Clay," an essay about my clay mining father and his death in 2009. And still others, like "Capote and Me," and "A Quiet Well-Lighted Place," are my perspectives on writing nonfiction. The title essay is a curmudgeonly take on the world of e-Books and electronic publishing.

Reading and Writing from Literature

This essay argues that the writing and reading of literature also intensify the experience of living by fostering habits of contemplation and empathy in a hectic and often indifferent world. Revised!

Author: John E. Schwiebert

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 061845411X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Reading and Writing from Literature is ideal for instructors who wish to support students with significant writing instruction accompanied by a robust literary anthology that includes fiction, poetry, drama, and essays. Using an approachable, conversational tone, this thematic anthology and writing text emphasizes intertextuality—the way in which texts, including the student's own writing, grow out of other texts. Thirteen chapters of guidance on writing about literature (Parts I–III) cover such topics as planning, drafting, and revising essays on literature, research and documentation in a literature-based context, writing argumentative literary essays, and creating a writing portfolio. Part IV introduces students to the genres—short stories, poems, plays, and essays. Part V provides a thorough overview of figurative language. Part VI, the text's thematic anthology, is organized around themes of particular interest to students: Gender and Relationships, Families, Experience and Identity, Individual and Society, People and Cultures in Conflict and Change, and Work and the Quality of Life. New! Responding to the increased emphasis on visual literacy in many literature and literature and composition courses, a new four-color insert presents art and photography for analysis. Prompt questions encourage students to respond to the images with creative and analytical writings. New! "Writing Arguments" (Chapter 9) provides a thorough and nuanced definition of argument followed by a careful analysis of an argumentative essay (Barbara Kingsolver's "The One-Eyed Monster, and Why I Don't Let Him In") that takes into account issues such as persona, audience, and supporting evidence, then guides students through the argument writing process. The chapter concludes with a sample student argumentative essay analyzing William Blake's "The Clod and the Pebble." New! "Introduction to Figurative Language" (Part V, Chapter 19) explains and illustrates all of the major types of figurative language. Students learn how to identify and interpret metaphors, similes, paradoxes, irony, and other figures across literary genres and other contexts. This section features the most extensive and detailed treatment of figurative language of any composition text on the market. New! "Writing Literature-Based Research Papers" (Chapter 10) presents a thorough overview of the research process, including material on keeping a research log, narrowing focus, identifying and keeping track of source information, and citing outside sources. New! Concluding chapter, "Literature, So What?," addresses a question neglected in other literature and composition textbooks: Beyond preparing students for writing in the university and on the job, does literature have any value? Is the acquisition of "marketable skills" the ultimate and only aim of writing and reading literature? This essay argues that the writing and reading of literature also intensify the experience of living by fostering habits of contemplation and empathy in a hectic and often indifferent world. Revised! Part VI, "A Thematic Anthology of Readings" contains 45 new poems, essays/nonfiction writing, and short stories, with an emphasis on the contemporary. This edition features a stronger representation of international and multicultural authors, including such writers as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Derek Walcott, Yusef Komunyaka, Sei Shonagon, and Allan Gurganus. New! "'Hurry Notes:' Using a Small Notepa

Living Between the Lines

Contains ideas for teaching reading and writing in the K-12 curriculum that include qualities of good writing, introducing literature, and rethinking of the writing workshop.

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435085387

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Contains ideas for teaching reading and writing in the K-12 curriculum that include qualities of good writing, introducing literature, and rethinking of the writing workshop.

The Living Church

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Books for Living

These books span centuries and genres—from Stuart Little to The Girl on the Train, from David Copperfield to Wonder, from Giovanni's Room to Rebecca, and from 1984 to Gifts from the Sea.

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385353557

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, and to find the answers to life’s questions big and small. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book and how it relates to concerns we all share. These books span centuries and genres—from Stuart Little to The Girl on the Train, from David Copperfield to Wonder, from Giovanni's Room to Rebecca, and from 1984 to Gifts from the Sea. Throughout, Schwalbe tells stories from his life and focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully.

Pathways Reading Writing and Critical Thinking 1

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Author: Laurie Blass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357734186

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Pathways, Second Edition, is a global, five-level academic English program. Carefully-guided lessons develop the language skills, critical thinking, and learning strategies required for academic success. Using authentic and relevant content from National Geographic, including video, charts, and other infographics, Pathways prepares students to work effectively and confidently in an academic environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Classrooms of Wonder and Wisdom

The award-winning authors guide readers through this action-oriented handbook. Their highly successful literacy-based professional development program outlines strategies for helping students become lifelong learners.

Author: Kurtis S. Meredith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412918152

Category: Education

Page: 172

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The award-winning authors guide readers through this action-oriented handbook. Their highly successful literacy-based professional development program outlines strategies for helping students become lifelong learners.

Resources in Education

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