On Teaching and Writing Fiction

In this unique collection he addresses every aspect of fiction writing-from the writer's vision to his or her audience, from the use of symbolism to swear words, from the mystery of the creative process to the recognizable truth it seeks ...

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440621277

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight of Stegner's previously uncollected essays-including four never-before-published pieces -on writing fiction and teaching creative writing. In this unique collection he addresses every aspect of fiction writing-from the writer's vision to his or her audience, from the use of symbolism to swear words, from the mystery of the creative process to the recognizable truth it seeks finally to reveal. His insights will benefit anyone interested in writing fiction or exploring ideas about fiction's role in the broader culture.

Teaching Evidence Based Writing Fiction

Leslie combed the ELA standards and all her favorite books and built a lesson structure you can use in two ways: with an entire text or with just the excerpts she’s included in the book.

Author: Leslie Blauman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506374314

Category: Education

Page: 208

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One in a million. Yes, that’s how rare it is to have so many write-about-reading strategies so beautifully put to use. Each year Leslie Blauman guides her students to become highly skilled at supporting their thinking about texts, and in Evidence-Based Writing: Fiction, she shares her win-win process. Leslie combed the ELA standards and all her favorite books and built a lesson structure you can use in two ways: with an entire text or with just the excerpts she’s included in the book. Addressing Evidence, Character, Theme, Point of View, Visuals, Words and Structure, each section includes: Lessons you can use as teacher demonstrations or for guided practice, with Best the Test tips on how to authentically teach the skills that show up on exams with the texts you teach. Prompt Pages serve as handy references, giving students the key questions to ask themselves as they read any text and consider how an author’s meaning and structure combine. Excerpts-to-Write About Pages feature carefully selected passages from novels, short stories, and picture books you already know and love and questions that require students to discover a text’s literal and deeper meanings. Write-About-Reading Templates scaffold students to think about a text efficiently by focusing on its critical literary elements or text structure demands and help them rehearse for more extensive responses. Writing Tasks invite students to transform their notes into a more developed paragraph or essay with sufficiently challenging tasks geared for grades 6-8. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

CXL Who Gets to Write Fiction

Of course! And this book shows you how!

Author: Ariel Sacks

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 1119441803

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Get ready to rethink creative writing in the 21st century At a time when there's a dangerous (and, misinformed) collective idea that fiction is some kind of "fluff" that doesn't prepare kids for college—and that non-fiction is the only thing that’s valuable when it comes to the written word and bettering our society—Sacks offers a powerful message: reading literature is vitally important for young people. Literary works are worth much more than their Lexile numbers, their relative weight in complexity, and even the opportunities they present for rigorous analysis. In Who Gets to Write Fiction?, veteran teacher Ariel Sacks offers ideas, lesson plans, and strategies for successfully incorporating the teaching of fiction in your classroom. After all, as your students lose themselves in great stories, they’ll also explore their identities, relationships, struggles, and dreams through writing—which can lead to more motivated and engaged students. Offers a fresh look at why teaching fiction is so crucial to student development Addresses head-on the dismal truth that too often our students of color are denied the opportunity to write creatively in school Stresses how literature prepares students for their future Covers how reading and writing empowers students to find themselves If you had the chance to introduce a student to something that would not only keep them engaged in schoolwork but impact them to be more self-reflective members of society, wouldn’t you try it? Of course! And this book shows you how!

Writing Fiction

discusses the elements of good writing in dictionary form so you can use the
book as a handy reference . Strunk , William C . ... Willis , Meredith Sue , Personal
Fiction Writing , Teachers & Writers Collaborative , 1984 . Blazing Pencils , 1990
 ...

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UCSC:32106015868950

Category: Authorship

Page: 380

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With help for every would-be novelist, this handbook and anthology is the most widely used guide to the techniques of fiction. The text deals with the elements of fiction one step at a time, and workshop exercises provide practice in each technique.

Conversations on Writing Fiction

Jane Smiley, John Irving, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Gail Godwin, and nine other prominent masters of the craft share their thoughts about creative writing, reflect on their own experiences, discuss specific teaching methods, and offer advice ...

Author: Alexander Neubauer

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: IND:30000038721589

Category: Authors, American

Page: 236

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Jane Smiley, John Irving, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Gail Godwin, and nine other prominent masters of the craft share their thoughts about creative writing, reflect on their own experiences, discuss specific teaching methods, and offer advice for other students and teachers.

Storycraft

Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew's Storycraft: How to teach narrative writing is an inspiring and practical resource to support secondary school teachers in developing their students' creative writing. This book is not a style manual.

Author: Jon Mayhew

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785834646

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew's Storycraft: How to teach narrative writing is an inspiring and practical resource to support secondary school teachers in developing their students' creative writing. This book is not a style manual. Authors Martin Griffin and Jon Mayhew think there are plenty of those about. Instead, it picks apart the craft of narrative writing and equips teachers with activities designed to help their students overcome the difficulties they experience when tasked with creating something from nothing. Written by two fiction writers and English teachers with over forty years' combined experience in education, Storycraft packs in expert guidance relating to idea generation and the nature of story and provides off-the-peg writing prompts that teachers can immediately adopt and adapt in the classroom. The book breaks down the simple components that must be in place for a narrative to work the crafting of character, setting, shape and structure and shares fifty-one stimulating activities that will get students writing narratives regularly, more creatively and with greater confidence. Martin and Jon also include helpful advice in a chapter dedicated to the process of editing in which they provide activities designed to help students diagnose and improve misfiring narratives, and they close the book with invaluable tips for GCSE exam preparation written directly for students and with an impending creative writing exam in mind. Suitable for English teachers of students aged eleven to eighteen.

Writing on the Edge

From the Editor: Wallace Stegner's On Teaching and Writing Fiction John Boe
When I first got really hooked on reading (age nine or ten), I developed an
obsessive ritual I would do before beginning a book (always a novel). I would
look at the ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037415031

Category: English language

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Student Fiction Writing in the Literature Classroom

teaching and the lack of new models for change . For example , Rosenblatt
claims that " imaginative writing ” ( fiction writing ) is " one of the best ways " to
develop students ' understandings about both the choices involved in crafting a
literary ...

Author: Pamela Vasquez Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050824658

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How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum Ages 6 8

Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the entire curriculum.

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136931246

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks and ‘skeletons’ to promote thinking skills information on key language features of non-fiction texts examples of non-fiction writing guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.

The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction and Getting it Published

your writing . Then , too , because writers tend to be solitary people , it ' s
rewarding to have the camaraderie of other writers who are working on ... Look in
your local college or university catalogue and see who is teaching writing classes
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Author: Patricia Kubis

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106015308478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Discusses plot, viewpoint, character, dialogue, setting and style, offers advice on research, article writing, and interviews, and explains how to submit work

Non Fiction Text Types

"Contains all the tools you need to teach nonfiction text types.This includes: teaching tips and background information photocopiable text models for each text type assessment Rubrics checklists for students writing frames to scaffold ...

Author: Katy Collis

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 0732999634

Category: English language

Page: 80

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"Contains all the tools you need to teach nonfiction text types.This includes: teaching tips and background information photocopiable text models for each text type assessment Rubrics checklists for students writing frames to scaffold student writing.The text models, writing frames and rubrics will strengthen your students understanding of the purpose, structure and language of nonfiction, along with the traits of good writing. With these tools, students will be able to tackle

Teaching Literature in the Secondary School

Revealing the Unrequested : Literature's Elusive Relevance . ” English Journal
77 ( 1988 ) : 20–24 . Willis , Meredith Sue . Personal Fiction Writing . Urbana , III .:
National Council of Teachers of English , 1984 . Beach , Richard . Writing About ...

Author: Richard Beach

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001233340

Category: Education

Page: 571

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The book's response-centered approach engages the student with literature. Contains in-depth discussions of multi-cultural literature and the uses of drama and film in the classroom that will enhance the understanding of literature.

Teaching and Learning

My students turn out stories once a week , but only stories . I cannot be sure ,
therefore , that the remarks I am about to make apply to courses in the writing of
plays , poetry , or expository essays . Why teach a course in the writing of fiction ?

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ISBN: UIUC:30112105282039

Category: Education

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The English Teacher s Handbook

Offers practical advice on key areas of the English curriculum, such as planning and teaching outstanding English lessons, developing effective assessment practices and preparing a toolkit for teaching speaking and listening.

Author: Helena Ceranic

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847060723

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Offers practical advice on key areas of the English curriculum, such as planning and teaching outstanding English lessons, developing effective assessment practices and preparing a toolkit for teaching speaking and listening.

Literacy Research Theory and Practice

By focusing on personal experience and not allowing Ella to write fiction for this
project , the teacher may have been limiting the student ' s voice . Although Ms .
Meyer believed that personal experience was more compelling than fiction
written ...

Author: Charles K. Kinzer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002493236

Category: Literacy

Page: 526

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The Reflective Teacher Fact Or Fiction

National Center for Research on Teacher Education QUESTIONNAIRE The
National Center for Research on Teacher Education is conducting a study to
investigate what students and teachers think about teaching mathematics and
writing .

Author: Michelle Ann Comeaux

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89015899784

Category:

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A Novel Approach

"A student-centered approach to teaching whole class novels"--

Author: Kate Roberts

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325088659

Category: Education

Page: 167

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"A student-centered approach to teaching whole class novels"--

The Power of Scriptwriting

This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting Common Core State Standards.

Author: Peter Gutierrez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807754665

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting Common Core State Standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction. Book Featues: the rationale, curricular connections, lessons, and projects to help teachers incorporate scriptwriting into their existing writing curriculum; authentic connections to students' in-school and out-of-school literacies; easy-to-use sections, such as Why Teach This? Skills Focus, Literacy Across the Disciplines, QuickStart lesson launchers, and The Writing Process; robust differentiated instruction including specific strategies for English language learners and below-level students; and appendices with Additional Resources, Revision Checklists, Writing Rubrics, and a glossary of Media and Script terms.

Story Crafting

STORY CRAFTING focuses on the creation, editing, polishing and sharing of short stories and longer prose fiction.

Author: Arlene F. Marks

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475807349

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The “Literacy: Made for All” series is a classroom-ready, teacher-friendly resource for English and Writing teachers of Grades 9 through 12. Organized buffet style, it is designed to complement an existing English curriculum by providing a tested repertoire of strategies for teaching both writing skills and literary analysis techniques. STORY CRAFTING focuses on the creation, editing, polishing and sharing of short stories and longer prose fiction.

A Guidebook for Teaching Creative Writing

A step - by - step guide to short story writing that emphasizes the student's own
style and point of view while thoroughly detailing all the basic elements of writing
fiction . Includes stories by students as well as by established writers . dents .

Author: Gene Stanford

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39076005040998

Category: Creative writing (Secondary education)

Page: 182

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