The Power of Extreme Writing

I became aware of how much schools were neglecting the element offluency, and I wanted to create consistent, long-term excitement about writing that would help students build that fluency. Extreme Writing is an intermittent, ...

Author: Diana Cruchley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416620877

Category: Education

Page: 56

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Are your students excited about writing? Do you want them to be? Do you want them to ask for more writing opportunities and assignments? Do you want them to engage in writing tasks more quickly and with more fluency? The traditional five-step writing process never explicitly teaches students to be fluent in their writing—to be able to write quickly on any topic. Extreme Writing targets precisely that with focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement. It is designed to appeal to students in grades 4–8, and—best of all—the approach involves little extra work for you. In The Power of Extreme Writing, author Diana Cruchley not only outlines the process but also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights more than a dozen unique inspirations that motivate students to write. Extreme Writing: it's fun, it's fast, and it works.

Extreme Writing

When he later included a reference to the book in an answer to an essay question, a new example of the power of extreme writing had been found. This time, it made sense to him and he understood because it personally related to him and ...

Author: Keen J. Babbage

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607094487

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This book describes how teachers can build upon the eagerness and skills that students apply to recreational, social, and friendly writing, bringing enjoyment back into writing for students.

Report Writing for Social Workers

In later life, many adults are said to go to extreme lengths to hide their reading and writing difficulties. So, we are aware of the power of writing from an early age. This is reinforced by phrases such as: 'Can you put that in writing ...

Author: Jane Watt

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9780857259851

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Many students and qualified workers in all areas of social work feel apprehension at the prospect of writing a formal report for a court or tribunal. Writing may be a fundamental skill, but it is one that students and practitioners cannot afford to take for granted. Recent reviews (Baby P, Serious Case Review processes) highlighted the need for clear reports, recording and written communication between professionals. This practical and accessible textbook presents the report writing process in a clear and straightforward way. From methods of collecting and presenting evidence, to drawing conclusions and writing up a final report.

How to Write

The suffering such works report is extreme and the power of narrative therapeutic, as I will illustrate, but even at everyday levels of experience or up along the curve at the other extreme of celebration, the process of writing is ...

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061868573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich with personal vignettes about Rhode's sources of inspiration, How to Write is also a memoir of one of the most original and celebrated writers of our day.

TV Writing On Demand

... in power to say yes, because it's a lower risk. At the same time, of course, writers still need to avoid those talking heads and extreme claustrophobia, even if the lack of movement could cut costs. Another “trap” is writing a pilot ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences—it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P.; use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there. A companion website offers additional content including script excerpts, show bible samples, interviews with television content creators, and more.

Henry Fielding Political Writer

The cross-pressures and anomalies were extreme for the Broad-Bottoms and Fielding and even for Ralph: within five years Ralph ... The power of Ralph's writing in the pamphlet of March 1748 sometimes suggests the hey-day of the Craftsman ...

Author: Thomas R. Cleary

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889201316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

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An accurate and comprehensive study of the political aspects of Fielding’s art has been sorely needed. As a result of decades of work by literary scholars and a series of great historians, such a study is finally possible. This volume addresses that need, and, in the light of a recent revival of interest in Fielding’s work, it arrives most opportunely. The author offers here a wide-ranging focus and a firm grip on the shifting complexities of Fielding’s political situations—the loyalties and enmities, factional alignments and fractious rhetoric—that allow a satisfactory understanding of Fielding’s political writing. Political writing in Fielding’s day, as in ours, was topical, concerned with evanescent problems and day-to-day needs that were familiar to contemporaries, but that are now recaptured only with greatest difficulty. This study constitutes a thorough reconstruction of Fielding’s political context and extricates from the context Fielding’s own political endeavours. Cleary’s work will make many of Felding’s previously unstudied work accessible to students and scholars of eighteenth-century English literature. A necessary point of reference to both literary specialists and historians concerned with eighteenth-century England.

Rapid Writer

The happiness of the people of every town and city and nation was in exact proportion to the purity of their morals ; and , without exception , he saw most corruption connected with extreme poverty , or extreme wealth .

Author: David Philip Lindsley


ISBN: NYPL:33433034352082



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Creative Guitar Writing and Creating Rock Songs With Orginality

Although an extreme example, this story suggests the power of an original player, the kind of guitarist most of us want to be—the kind who stops people in their tracks. Unfortunately, most guitarists are left on their own in developing ...


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781619110922

Category: Music

Page: 56

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A guidebook designed to inspire rock guitarists as they compose original music. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the book aims to enhance creativity by both introducing traditional song structure and exploring the approach of rock innovators who adapt, bend, and disregard the "rules" as they see fit. Most important, each chapter provides a series of exercises designed to spark the imagination of players as they compose their own dynamic, inventive songs.

Critical Reading and Writing

In Chapter 1 we discussed how writers organise information within a text, and, in Chapter 2, how the texts we read and write create a value-laden representation of reality. We now shift to the third aspect of description, ...

Author: Andrew Goatly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136286902

Category: Education

Page: 363

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Critical Reading and Writing is a fully introductory, interactive textbook that explores the power relations at work in and behind the texts we encounter in our everyday lives. Using examples from numerous genres - such as popular fiction, advertisements and newspapers - this textbook examines the language choices a writer must make in structuring texts, representing the world and positioning the reader. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, Critical Reading and Writing offers guidance on how to read texts critically and how to develop effective writing skills. Features include: * activities in analysis, writing and rewriting * an appendix of comments on activities * further reading sections at the end of each unit * a glossary of linguistics terms * suggestions for five extended writing projects. Written by an experienced teacher, Critical Reading and Writing has multidisciplinary appeal but will be particularly relevant for use on introductory English and Communications courses.

A Dictionary of Medicine Including General Pathology General Therapeutics Hygiene and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children

In the writer's experience present ; of violinists who have lost the power of it is usual to find that some other act or ... Writer's cramp , ' however , is by are neuralgic pains , or a sense of extreme fatigue far the most common of ...

Author: Sir Richard Quain (bart.)


ISBN: UOM:39015072192423

Category: Medicine

Page: 1858

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