Writing Lesson Level 6 Developing Stories through Character Voices

Tell students that they will be practicing how to incorporate voice in their writing by drafting a short passage from the perspective of an object or animal. Have students work in pairs. Tell students to ...

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480778481


Page: 6

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

The Writer s Guide to Training Your Dragon

It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that.

Author: Scott Baker

Publisher: Ashe Publishing


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 102

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Want to dictate up to 5000 WORDS an hour? Want to do it with 99% ACCURACY from the day you start? NEW EDITION: UPDATED to cover the latest Dragon Professional Individual v15 for PC & v6 for Mac FREE video training included! As writers, we all know what an incredible tool dictation software can be. It enables us to write faster and avoid the dangers of RSI and a sedentary lifestyle. But many of us give up on dictating when we find we can't get the accuracy we need to be truly productive. This book changes all of that. With almost two decades of using Dragon software under his belt and a wealth of insider knowledge from within the dictation industry, Scott Baker will reveal how to supercharge your writing and achieve sky-high recognition accuracy from the moment you start using the software. You will learn: - Hidden tricks to use when installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows PC or Dragon Dictate for Mac; - How to choose the right microphone and set it up perfectly for speech recognition; - The little-known techniques that will ensure around 99% accuracy from your first install – and how to make this even better over time; - Setting up fail-safe dictation profiles with multiple microphones and voice recorders, without impacting your accuracy; - How to train the software to adapt to both your voice AND writing style and avoid your accuracy declining; - Strategies for achieving your entire daily word count in just one or two hours; - Many more tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else. At the end of the book, you'll also find an exclusive list of resources and links to FREE video training to take your knowledge even further. It's time to write at the speed of speech – and transform your writing workflow forever! Subject keywords: Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking for PC Mac, dictating your book or novel, dictation for writers authors beginners advanced, creative writing guides, self publishing

Dead Voice

Divine Scripture is edifying even when read, but it is much more profitable if it goes from written characters on a page to an audible voice, with the one teaching through an epistle giving instruction to listeners as if he were there ...

Author: Jesus R. Velasco

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812251869

Category: History

Page: 256

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Conceived and promulgated by Alfonso X, King of Castile and León (r. 1252-1282) and created by a workshop of lawyers, legal scholars, and others, the set of books known as the Siete Partidas is both a work of legal theory and a legislative document designed to offer practical guidelines for the rendering of legal decisions and the management of good governance. Yet for all its practical reach, which extended over centuries and as far as the Spanish New World, it is an unusual text, argues Jesús R. Velasco, one that introduces canon and ecclesiastical law in the vernacular for explicitly secular purposes, that embraces intellectual disciplines and fictional techniques that normally lie outside legal science, and that cultivates rather than shuns perplexity. In Dead Voice, Velasco analyzes the process of the Siete Partidas's codification and the ways in which different cultural, religious, and legal traditions that existed on the Iberian peninsula during the Middle Ages were combined in its innovative construction. In particular, he pays special attention to the concept of "dead voice," the art of writing the law in the vernacular of its clients as well as in the language of legal professionals. He offers an integrated reading of the Siete Partidas, exploring such matters as the production, transmission, and control of the material text; the collaboration between sovereignty and jurisdiction to define the environment where law applies; a rare legislation of friendship; and the use of legislation to characterize the people as "the soul of the kingdom," endowed with the responsibility of judging the stability of the political space. Presenting case studies beyond the Siete Partidas that demonstrate the incorporation of philosophical and fictional elements in the construction of law, Velasco reveals the legal processes that configured novel definitions of a subject and a people.

The Late Voice

As well as keeping pheno-song and geno-song in mind – considering them as distinct but interrelated and inter-mediated – I also wish to note the connections Barthes makes between writing and voice. In 'The Grain of the Voice', ...

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628920833

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Popular music artists, as performers in the public eye, offer a privileged site for the witnessing and analysis of ageing and its mediation. The Late Voice undertakes such an analysis by considering issues of time, memory, innocence and experience in modern Anglophone popular song and the use by singers and songwriters of a 'late voice'. Lateness here refers to five primary issues: chronology (the stage in an artist's career); the vocal act (the ability to convincingly portray experience); afterlife (posthumous careers made possible by recorded sound); retrospection (how voices 'look back' or anticipate looking back); and the writing of age, experience, lateness and loss into song texts. There has been recent growth in research on ageing and the experience of later stages of life, focusing on physical health, lifestyle and psychology, with work in the latter field intersecting with the field of memory studies. The Late Voice seeks to connect age, experience and lateness with particular performers and performance traditions via the identification and analysis of a late voice in singers and songwriters of mid-late twentieth century popular music.

Echo s Voice

By making plays that highlight voice and its corollary, listening, these playwrights are in fact making drama from the attempt to represent the source of writing — ineffable — and the writing process itself. the source of writing is ...

Author: Mary Noonan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351568937

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 165

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Helene Cixous (1937-), distinguished not least as a playwright herself, told Le Monde in 1977 that she no longer went to the theatre: it presented women only as reflections of men, used for their visual effect. The theatre she wanted would stress the auditory, giving voice to ways of being that had previously been silenced. She was by no means alone in this. Cixous's plays, along with those of Nathalie Sarraute (1900-99), Marguerite Duras (1914-96), and Noelle Renaude (1949-), among others, have proved potent in drawing participants into a dynamic 'space of the voice'. If, as psychoanalysis suggests, voice represents a transitional condition between body and language, such plays may draw their audiences in to understandings previously never spoken. In this ground-breaking study, Noonan explores the rich possibilities of this new audio-vocal form of theatre, and what it can reveal of the auditory self.

Women s Voices and the Practice of Preaching

The seeds of this book were planted fully fourteen years ago when the reach of my concern for women's voices in preaching ... How could it be that someone who hardly knew me could detect that my authentic voice was not in my writing?

Author: Nancy Lammers Gross

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467447850

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Expert, practical help for women who preach or lead worship Many women preachers and worship leaders have trouble speaking; they struggle to fully use their physical voices. Maintaining that there is often a disconnect between the woman's self-understanding as a preacher and her own body, Nancy Lammers Gross presents not only techniques but also a theologically empowering paradigm shift to help women fully embody their God-given preaching vocations. Grounding her work in the biblical story of Miriam, Gross begins with a discussion of how women are instrumental in the work of God. She then tells stories, including her own, of women's experiences in losing connection to their bodies and their physical voices. Finally, Gross presents a constructive resolution with exercises for discovering and developing a full-body voice.

Voice from Elsewhere A

Such a knowledge is linked to the development of technique in all forms and it turns speech, and writing, into a technique. But Socrates, who rejects the impersonal knowledge of the book, rejects no less forcefully—but with more ...


Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480472



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This Is the Voice

Nor do I any longer contemplate having my vocal polyp removed. I did think about it in the immediate wake of writing my story about Dr. Zeitels. And I thought about it again when I signed on to write this book.

Author: John Colapinto

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128746

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel—and compelling—argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day. Along the way, he shows us why the voice is the most efficient, effective means of communication ever devised: it works in all directions, in all weathers, even in the dark, and it can be calibrated to reach one other person or thousands. He reveals why speech is the single most complex and intricate activity humans can perform. He travels up the Amazon to meet the Piraha, a reclusive tribe whose singular language, more musical than any other, can help us hear how melodic principles underpin every word we utter. He heads up to Harvard to see how professional voices are helped and healed, and he ventures out on the campaign trail to see how demagogues wield their voices as weapons. As far-reaching as this book is, much of the delight of reading it lies in how intimate it feels. Everything Colapinto tells us can be tested by our own lungs and mouths and ears and brains. He shows us that, for those who pay attention, the voice is an eloquent means of communicating not only what the speaker means, but also their mood, sexual preference, age, income, even psychological and physical illness. It overstates the case only slightly to say that anyone who talks, or sings, or listens will find a rich trove of thrills in This Is the Voice.

Discovering Voice

Punctuation and stylistic devices help us understand the written word. In speech, we pause and use expression in our voices and on our faces to help the listener understand us. Writing has to depend on punctuation and written style.

Author: Nancy Dean

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781625219336

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Discovering Voice is a collection of classroom exercises that helps students deeply understand the reading and writing of complex text. The lessons, which cover diction, detail, figurative language, imagery, syntax, and tone, help students understand voice in what they read and encourage them to develop a strong, personal voice in their own writing. Every voice lesson includes a quotation selected from a wide range of fiction and nonfiction text, two discussion questions, and an exercise that encourages students to practice what they have learned about the elements of voice. These lessons are specifically designed for students in middle and high school. Â The lessons provide focused practice for a specific element of voice and take only 10 to 20 minutes of class time. Discovering Voice lessons fit well with any curriculum. As students work with the elements that comprise voice, they will improve their ability to critically analyze text. Students will also learn to apply the elements of voice to their own writing, creating a clear voice of their own.

Voices Out of Africa in Twentieth century Spanish Caribbean Literature

This is a book written in a counterpoint of voices, including the testimonial voices of her informants and the writer's own explanations and thoughts about those testimonies that Cabrera sorts and catalogues according to subjects and ...

Author: Julia Cuervo Hewitt

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838757291

Category: History

Page: 402

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This book offers a richly detailed panorama of contemporary Spanish Caribbean literature and culture, as well as a compelling theoretical exploration of how authors of the Spanish Caribbean (Cuba, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico) have incorporated the cultural legacy of Africa into their narrative fictions. The book offers an in-depth analysis of cultural and religious expressions associated with Africa in the Caribbean and of the complex codification associated with the representation of those expressions. Voices Out of Africa explores how literary representations of Africa in the Spanish Caribbean construct a self-referential discourse about Africa in a Caribbean landscape, and examines how Afro-Caribbean practices, rituals, local memories, and belief systems inform such discourse. It is a textual journey through the multiple layers of the region's cultural expressions. It is also a work of scholarship and theory accessible to scholars and to interested laypersons in Afro-Caribbean lore and culture. Julia Cuervo Hewitt is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Pennsylvania State University.

The Mortal Voice in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

Interwoven among descriptions of enemies who shout, roar, and hiss like horses, snakes, and Maenads are the written — yet written as vocal – messages on several of the enemies' shields. Some of the shields carry a silent, visual message ...

Author: Sarah Nooter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108548625

Category: History

Page: 322

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Voice connects our embodied existence with the theoretical worlds we construct. This book argues that the voice is a crucial element of mortal identity in the tragedies of Aeschylus. It first presents conceptions of the voice in ancient Greek poetry and philosophy, understanding it in its most literal and physical form, as well as through the many metaphorical connotations that spring from it. Close readings then show how the tragedies and fragments of Aeschylus gain meaning from the rubric and performance of voice, concentrating particularly on the Oresteia. Sarah Nooter demonstrates how voice - as both a bottomless metaphor and performative agent of action - stands as the prevailing configuration through which Aeschylus' dramas should be heard. This highly original book will interest all those interested in classical literature as well as those concerned with material approaches to the interpretation of texts.

The Speech Writing Guide

In writing a speech , the technically oriented professional man will find that he relies heavily on the passive voice . The passive voice shows that the subject is acted upon by another . It is mildly ironic to note that passive voice ...

Author: J. J. Welsh

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: WISC:89048452726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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The need for a guide. What is a speech?. Importance of reference material. Using a speech writer. Advance audience analysis. The speech outline. Writing a lean speech. Watch your language. Humor in a speech. Your style of writing. Almost ready to write. As you write. Criticism. The writer as speaker. The writer rehearses: some guides. Memorizing a speech. The index card and you. Moment of truth: you speak. Reaching other audiences. The morgue. Audiovisual presentations. A word to the occasional speaker.

Poetry and Voice

Yet even this feature could be inserted in the written poem as a surprise or unexpected shift in focus or interest in anticipation of possible fluctuations in reader receptivity or reaction. The shift in voice is also a significant part ...

Author: Stephanie Norgate

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846790

Category: Poetry

Page: 275

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Poetry and Voice, with a foreword by Helen Dunmore, is a book of essays which fuses critical and creative treatments of poetic voice. Some contributors focus on critical explorations of voice in work by poets such as John Ashbery, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland, Carol Ann Duffy, Arun Kolatkar, Don McKay and Dragica Rajčić, and on the musical voices of the lyric tradition and of poetry itself. Vicki Feaver, Jane Griffiths, Philip Gross, Waqas Khwaja, Lesley Saunders and David Swann reflect on their own poetic processes of composition, and the development of the voices of childhood, old age, migration, landscape, bilinguality, and imprisonment. Laurel Cohen-Pfister and Tatjana Bijelić examine the nature of poetic voice in exile, the need for fresh voices after war and new spaces in which poetic voices can be heard. In this international collection, the contributors give rare and generous insights into inner poetic processes and external effects. They engage with artistic debates about developing, losing and appropriating voice in poetry and approach the question of what is ‘finding a voice’ in poetry from multiple angles. The book will interest literary critics, poets, lecturers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students of literature, poetry and creative writing.


Consequently, it attains real time, which the written can't reach. Its principal benefit, the now of the oral does away with the waiting times of the written. The voice has just conquered again. If, lastly, the written costs more than ...

Author: Michel Serres

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474247061

Category: Science

Page: 280

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According to Michel Serres, a process of 'hominescence' has taken place throughout human history. Hominescence can be described as a type of adolescence; humanity in a state of growing, a state of constant change, on the threshold of something unpredictable. We are destined never to be the same again but what does the future hold? In this innovative and passionately original work of philosophy, Serres describes the future of man as an adolescence, transitioning from childhood to adulthood, or luminescence, when a dark body becomes light. After considering the radical changes that humanity has experienced over the last fifty years, Serres analyzes the new relationship that man has with diverse concepts, like the dead, his own body, agriculture, and new communication networks. He alerts us to the consequences of these changes, particularly on the danger of growing inequalities between rich and poor countries. Should we rejoice in the future, ignore it, or even dread it? Unlike other philosophies that preach doom and gloom, Hominescence calls for us to anticipate the uncertain light of the future.

Finding Your Voice in a Letter

More Writing Workouts That Work Mary F. Burke, Judy Gould. Let's practice with some different kinds of writing voices using letters. Here is a sample of a letter written with a particular voice for a particular purpose.

Author: Mary F. Burke

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN: 9780787745219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 6

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Here's a user-friendly guide to help you teach your students to become better writers. Use this practical packet for writer's workshop mini lessons, language arts instruction or independent student practice. Everyone can use a workout to stretch their writing muscles when it comes to finding their voice!

The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice Resonance Style and Intelligibility

Phonetics is the study of speech sounds, their articulations, acoustics properties, as well as perception. For singers and actors, ... In our example, the written “ph” is one of the 11 different ways /f/ can be written in English.

Author: Angelika Nair

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635503647

Category: Music

Page: 278

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To be in the way, or to be out of the way, that is the question. Voice users and scientists alike agree that the tongue is a crucial part in singing. Yet, there has been no literature published that solely addresses the tongue and its acoustical influence in the context of technique. The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility finally answers the question which has plagued voice users: how does the tongue affect my singing and how can I manipulate it for my purpose? This book is unique in its approach to, and concentration on, the singing and speaking of consonants. In the world of voice, consonants are often overlooked in favor of a vowel-centric approach to vocal pedagogy. By combining voice pedagogy with vocal science, Dr. Angelika Nair breaks down the mysteries of the tongue and its effect on consonant production for a fascinating new take on the human voice. In addition to up-to-date scientific information, this work provides practical resources for singers, actors, and voice pedagogues of all genres, including exercises, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow illustrations. Readers of The Tongue as a Gateway to Voice, Resonance, Style, and Intelligibility have the opportunity to explore the voice as a whole and fully visualize the hidden nature of voice production for immediate application in their own singing. The author presents the complexities of voice science in simple and accessible terms, so it is applicable to anyone interested in enhancing their performance or teaching. Key Features: * More than 180 illustrations, including anatomical and spectrogram images * Clear and detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the tongue relative to the entire vocal tract * The text features introductions, analysis, explanations, and practical applications * Well-defined and practical exercises for each consonant group * Evidence-based information that combines extensive both research and teaching experience with ultrasound in the voice studio * Bolded key terms and a comprehensive glossary

The Voice Catchers

Amazon doesn't appear to have as many such patents as Google, but it too has pushed the boundaries of this area.9 The write-ups for both companies' inventions imply that people will welcome even the most in-your-face voice-driven ...

Author: Joseph Turow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300258738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Your voice as biometric data, and how marketers are using it to manipulate you Only three decades ago, it was inconceivable that virtually entire populations would be carrying around wireless phones wherever they went, or that peoples’ exact locations could be tracked by those devices. We now take both for granted. Even just a decade ago the idea that individuals’ voices could be used to identify and draw inferences about them as they shopped or interacted with retailers seemed like something out of a science fiction novel. Yet a new business sector is emerging to do exactly that. The first in-depth examination of the voice intelligence industry, The Voice Catchers exposes how artificial intelligence is enabling personalized marketing and discrimination through voice analysis. Amazon and Google have numerous patents pertaining to voice profiling, and even now their smart speakers are extracting and using voice prints for identification and more. Customer service centers are already approaching every caller based on what they conclude a caller’s voice reveals about that person’s emotions, sentiments, and personality, often in real time. In fact, many scientists believe that a person’s weight, height, age, and race, not to mention any illnesses they may have, can also be identified from the sound of that individual’s voice. Ultimately not only marketers, but also politicians and governments, may use voice profiling to infer personal characteristics for selfish interests and not for the benefit of a citizen or of society as a whole. Leading communications scholar Joseph Turow places the voice intelligence industry in historical perspective, explores its contemporary developments, and offers a clarion call for regulating this rising surveillance regime.

Hearing Voices

By definition the voices experienced by individuals with a diagnosis of PTSD are preceded by a traumatic event. ... The written accounts of voice-hearers' life stories (Dillon, 2010; Romme et al., 2009), and testimony presented by ...

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107378209

Category: Psychology


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The meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations, in psychiatric parlance) have been debated for thousands of years. Voice-hearing has been both revered and condemned, understood as a symptom of disease as well as a source of otherworldly communication. Those hearing voices have been viewed as mystics, potential psychiatric patients or simply just people with unusual experiences, and have been beatified, esteemed or accepted, as well as drugged, burnt or gassed. This book travels from voice-hearing in the ancient world through to contemporary experience, examining how power, politics, gender, medicine and religion have shaped the meaning of hearing voices. Who hears voices today, what these voices are like and their potential impact are comprehensively examined. Cutting edge neuroscience is integrated with current psychological theories to consider what may cause voices and the future of research in voice-hearing is explored.

The Voice of the People

Writing the European Folk Revival, 1760–1914 Matthew Campbell, Michael Perraudin ... and Romantic re-creation led to the publication, translation and renewed performance of the multifarious voices of European peoples and their cultures, ...

Author: Matthew Campbell

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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‘The Voice of the People’ presents a series of essays on literary aspects of the European folk revival of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and focuses on two key practices of antiquarianism: the role that collecting and editing played in the formation of ethnological study in the European academy; and the business of publishing and editing, which produced many ‘folkloric’ texts of dubious authenticity. The volume also presents new readings of various genres, including the epic, song, tale and novel, and contributes to the study of several crucial European literary figures. Above all, it investigates the great anonymous authors of the European folk tradition – in narrative and lyric art – and their relation to the cultural movements and imagined identities of the peoples of the emerging nineteenth-century European nation.