The Writer s Portable Mentor

"The Writer's Portable Mentor will: Help you acquire the habits and practices of virtuoso creators ; Guide you in structuring your book, story, or essay ; Open the door to the sentence strategies of the masters ; Give you the tools to ...

Author: Priscilla Long

Publisher:

ISBN: 0984242104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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"The Writer's Portable Mentor will: Help you acquire the habits and practices of virtuoso creators ; Guide you in structuring your book, story, or essay ; Open the door to the sentence strategies of the masters ; Give you the tools to develop a poet's ear for sound ; Train you in observation skills honed by visual artists ; Help you complete more works that are more accomplished ; Provide more effective approaches to getting published ; Guide you in creating a writer's life that is more productive and more rewarding" --Cover, p. 4.

The Writer s Mentor

Written in a question-and-answer format, this guide to writing passionately shows writers how to find ideas and inspiration, break through blocks, and achieve "flow." Original. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Cathleen Rountree

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573245708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Written in a question-and-answer format, this guide to writing passionately shows writers how to find ideas and inspiration, break through blocks, and achieve "flow." Original. 25,000 first printing.

How to Write an Uncommonly Good Novel

In this informative guide, published authors from the Writers Mentor Group offer tricks of the trade, tips and advice on every aspect of writing a good novel.

Author: Writers Mentor Group

Publisher: Ariadne Press (MD)

ISBN: IND:30000004355081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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In this informative guide, published authors from the Writers Mentor Group offer tricks of the trade, tips and advice on every aspect of writing a good novel.

Writing with Mentors

In Writing with Mentors, high school teachers Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell prove that the key to cultivating productive, resourceful writers-writers who can see value and purpose for writing beyond school-is using dynamic, hot-off ...

Author: Allison Marchetti

Publisher:

ISBN: 032507450X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"Writing With Mentors is one of the best books I've read on harnessing the power of mentor texts to spur authentic student writing." --Kelly Gallagher, author of Write Like This "Writing With Mentors has transformed the way I think about using exemplar pieces." --Christopher Lehman, coauthor of Falling in Love with Close Reading "I am certain Don [Graves] would have celebrated these wise, kind, and fearless advocates for young writers." --Penny Kittle, author of Write Beside Them In Writing with Mentors, high school teachers Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell prove that the key to cultivating productive, resourceful writers-writers who can see value and purpose for writing beyond school-is using dynamic, hot-off-the-press mentor texts. In this practical guide, they provide savvy strategies for: --finding and storing fresh new mentor texts, from trusted traditional sources to the social mediums of the day --grouping mentor texts in clusters that show a diverse range of topics, styles, and approaches --teaching with lessons that demonstrate the enormous potential of mentor texts at every stage of the writing process. In chapters that follow the scaffolded instruction Allison and Rebekah use in their own classrooms, you'll discover how using mentor texts can unfold across the year, from inspiration and planning to drafting, revising, and "going public" in final publication. Along the way, you'll find yourself reaching every writer in the room, whatever their needs. "Our hope in this book," they write, "is to show you a way mentors can help you teach anything you need or want to teach in writing. A way that is grounded in the work of real writers and the real reading you do every day. A way that is sustainable and fresh, and will serve your students long after they leave your classroom."

No Mentor But Myself

For this edition of Jack London's observations on the craft of writing—culled from essays, reviews, letters, and autobiographical writings—a significant amount of new material has been added.

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804736367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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For this edition of Jack London's observations on the craft of writing—culled from essays, reviews, letters, and autobiographical writings—a significant amount of new material has been added.

The Writer s Mentor

So The Writer ' s Mentor is a starting point in your investigation of the world of
writing . Mentors don ' t prescribe . They don ' t have all the answers , but they
know the right questions to ask . They nudge and suggest , pointing this way and
that ...

Author: Ian Jackman

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106018602497

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Advice in the words of the most successful writers ever is presented in thematic chapters for easy reference.

Write Like this

Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his ...

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571108968

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. --from publisher description.

Mentor Texts

It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction.

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311313

Category: Education

Page: 368

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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

The Writing Thief

Within this book, you'll discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes.

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625311412

Category: Children's literature

Page: 206

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It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal. Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. Ruth Culham admits to being a writing thief--and she wants you and your students to become writing thieves, too! A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you'll discover more than 90 excellent mentor texts, along with straight-forward activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes. Chapters also include brief essays from beloved writing thieves such as Lester Laminack, David L. Harrison, Lisa Yee, Nicola Davies, Ralph Fletcher, Toni Buzzeo, Lola Schaefer, and Kate Messner, detailing the reading that has influenced their own writing. Ruth's renowned easy-going style and friendly tone make this a book you'll turn to again and again as you guide your students to reach their full potential as deep, thoughtful readers and great writers. There's a writing thief in each of us when we learn how to read with a writer's eye!

Mentor Author Mentor Texts

"I wrote all 24 pieces in this book. You''ll find an assortment of genres: stories, memoir, poems, essays, and excerpts from novels. The various texts are ordered from easiest (least challenging) to hardest (most challenging).

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325040893

Category: Education

Page: 109

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Ralph Fletcher has long mentored writing teachers-now he presents the ultimate mentor-text resource for teaching students to write. In Mentor Author, Mentor Texts, Ralph shares 24 short, high-interest texts and accompanying Writer's Notes with your students. Arranged from least difficult to most challenging, they are ready for writers at every level. Online, Ralph also provides whiteboard-ready versions of the texts as well as recordings where he reads of 17 of his pieces. Mentor Author, Mentor Texts Includes: 24 mentor texts written by Ralph, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more Writer's Notes that give students a peek into Ralph's thinking and craft Online access to whiteboard-ready versions of Ralph's mentor texts Online access to recordings of Ralph reading 17 of his pieces Suggestions from colleagues nationwide for using Ralph's texts in the classroom. Let your teaching mentor become your students' writing mentor... ...with engaging mentor texts written and read by Ralph Fletcher... "I wrote all 24 pieces in this book. You'll find an assortment of genres: stories, memoir, poems, essays, and excerpts from novels. The various texts are ordered from easiest (least challenging) to hardest (most challenging). I tried to select short, high-interest pieces. Each one stands on its own with a beginning, middle, and ending. I tried to choose pieces that would bring a sense of closure by the end." ...writer's notes that give students an inside peek into craft... "My Writer's Notes introduce the text, explain my thinking behind various decisions, and point out a few things I want kids to notice. With certain pieces, especially the last three, I highlight revisions I made along the way. I tried hard not to take the mystery out of good writing. Instead these notes are my way of opening the door and leading the student into the text." ...and practical, classroom-tested suggestions like this from your colleagues "One of my students, Suzy, knows that she struggles to provide enough detail in her non-fiction pieces. For her piece about soccer, she told me that she knew she needed to include more details because she didn't want the reader to be confused. We had already read Ralph's "Squirming Wizards of Recycling," so we looked at the Writer's Notes. Ralph said he had brainstormed questions that readers may have had as they read about worm composting, and he then tried to include the answers to those questions in the piece. Suzy decided that she would write down questions that she thought her reader might still have about soccer and then make sure those questions were answered in her writing. Since both Suzy and I have already developed a relationship with Ralph through his texts, it felt like we were inviting an old friend to join our conference." -Kate Norem Morris, Teacher, The Bush School, Seattle, Washington

Nonfiction Mentor Texts

Guides teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction.

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104960

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Guides teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction.

Craft Moves

Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher's summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their ...

Author: Stacey Shubitz

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310224

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Foreword by Lester Laminack How do you choose mentor texts for your students? How do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, Stacey Shubitz, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, she creates more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers. Stacey first discusses picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum, and classroom discussions. She also shares routines and classroom procedures to help students focus on their writing during the independent writing portion of writing workshop and helps teachers prepare for small-group instruction. Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher's summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their understanding of the selected craft move. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves. Using picture books as mentor texts will help your students not only read as writers and write with joy but also become writers who can effectively communicate meaning, structure their writing, write with detail, and give their writing their own unique voice.

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ISBN: NYPL:33433033968979

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Poetry Mentor Texts

Written in a friendly, conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices--versatile forms of poetry that ...

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109491

Category: Education

Page: 186

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"In Poetry Mentor Texts, Lynne and Rose show teachers how to use poems in both reading and writing workshops and across content areas. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices--versatile forms of poetry that can be used in every grade. Each of these poetic forms has its own chapter featuring five poems with applications for both reading and writing classrooms. Reading connections present skills and strategies to move students forward as readers, helping them to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Writing connections help students and teachers discover their own voices and grow as poets and wordsmiths as they try out many poetic forms. Poems help students at all grade levels learn to better address complex reading texts, offering them a chance to dig deeper and use higher-order thinking skills. Additionally, Your Turn writing lessons provide a scaffold for seamlessly moving from modeling to the shared or guided experience and the transfer to independent work. The Treasure Chest offers a brief annotation of the poems discussed in each chapter as well as companion pieces that extend and enhance the work of the reading and writing classroom."--Publisher's description.

C S Lewis Writer Dreamer and Mentor

Examines the life of the eminent British writer and scholar, and suggests that his extraordinary range and variety of writing was due to his many personal, literary, and intellectual influences

Author: Lionel Adey

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802842038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 307

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Examines the life of the eminent British writer and scholar, and suggests that his extraordinary range and variety of writing was due to his many personal, literary, and intellectual influences

More About the Authors

"My hope is that More About the Authors will help you see how shifting your thinking about mentors can make such a difference in your teaching." -Lisa Cleaveland This is not your typical book on mentor texts.

Author: Lisa B. Cleaveland

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325076758

Category: Education

Page: 160

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"My hope is that More About the Authors will help you see how shifting your thinking about mentors can make such a difference in your teaching." -Lisa Cleaveland This is not your typical book on mentor texts. Lisa Cleaveland will show you why in her classroom authors and illustrators do the mentoring, not their texts. While this may seem like mere semantics, it's actually a singularly powerful instructional shift. "Books don't make themselves," writes Lisa, "authors and illustrators do, and my students know this because they make books too." About the Authors introduced tens of thousands of teachers to Lisa's primary writing workshop. Now she shares what she considers the most crucial aspect of her teaching. "When authors and illustrators are mentors, you teach students more about how to learn from their mentors than what to learn." With Lisa you'll: engage children by helping them discover mentor authors connect writers to the curriculum as they notice and name the moves their mentors make plan powerful units of study around mentor authors position students to mentor one another. Along the way, Lisa illustrates the effectiveness of this approach with full-color examples of students' work as well as transcripts of a question-and-answer session between her writers and famed children's author and illustrator Marla Frazee. You'll see firsthand how closely examining a mentor's work can lead little ones to big insights about writing. "What I have realized," writes Lisa Cleaveland, "is that it's all about finding mentors for writing and illustrating." Find out just how powerful this slight shift in thinking can be as you find out More About the Authors.

Awakening Brilliance in the Writer s Workshop

Specific topics include: setting up the classroom for workshops creating a writing curriculum creating guidelines, expectations, and lessons for using notebooks helping students select ideas, brainstorm, and plan assigning writing partners ...

Author: Lisa Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317925101

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Master teacher Lisa Morris invites you to share her secrets of success with writer's workshops. After years of experimenting with the workshop model, she has developed the most effective ways to apply it in the classroom, yielding higher test scores and increased student engagement. Through practical, step-by-step instruction, Morris demonstrates how to use writer's notebooks, mentor texts, the writing process, and the 6 traits. Specific topics include: setting up the classroom for workshops creating a writing curriculum creating guidelines, expectations, and lessons for using notebooks helping students select ideas, brainstorm, and plan assigning writing partners and organizing sharing getting students to self-reflect creating process and product portfolios finding resources for publishing holding effective writing conferences The book also offers an array of invaluable tools, such as student writing samples mini-lessons for each stage of the writing process lesson plans pacing guides for dividing your time during the workshop sample charts to help you stay organized suggested classroom guidelines and handouts a list of mentor texts, organized by what you can use them to teach (e.g., adjectives, alliteration, onomatopoeia, beginnings, endings, strong verbs, sensory details) quotations on each stage of the writing process to motivate students

Writing Is Magic Or Is It Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer s Craft

Students must study what accomplished authors have written and practice the styles, approaches, or methods they employ in order to become proficient writers.

Author: Mary McMackin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425897550

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Students must study what accomplished authors have written and practice the styles, approaches, or methods they employ in order to become proficient writers. The practical, standards-based book dives deeply into the genres of poetry, narrative fiction, narrative nonfiction, informative/explanatory, and opinion/argument. Using close reading of mentor texts, analysis of specific writing strategies in those texts, and the application of those strategies in the student's own writing, students will be equipped for any type of writing.

American Literary Mentors

This book offers a new, wider definition of mentoring and suggests fruitful ways for critics and readers to explore the careers and works of writers, especially women writers, from the realist and modernist periods. [Clean, not edited, not ...

Author: Irene C. Goldman-Price

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 0813017122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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"Well-researched, insightful essays. . . . An important book on literary mentoring in American belles lettres."--Elizabeth Hayes, LeMoyne College Presenting a rich and suggestive picture of the complex relationships between aspiring writers and their mentors from the 1870s to the late 20th century, these essays cover an extraordinarily productive era in American letters. In the context of significant changes in the nature of authorship and publishing during the period, they show the importance of guidance in establishing a successful literary career. This book offers a new, wider definition of mentoring and suggests fruitful ways for critics and readers to explore the careers and works of writers, especially women writers, from the realist and modernist periods. [Clean, not edited, not numbered, version] Contents Introduction, by Irene C. Goldman-Price and Melissa McFarland Pennell 1. "The Last Letter of All": Reese, Stedman, and Poetry in Late-Nineteenth-Century America, by Robert J. Scholnick 2. The Mentor's Charge: Literary Mentoring in Howells's Criticism and Fiction, by Melissa McFarland Pennell 3. "In this particular instance I want you": The Booster as Mentor in A Hazard of New Fortunes, by Irene C. Goldman-Price 4. Henry James's Ghostly Mentors, by Cheryl B. Torsney 5. Negative Mentorship and the Case of Alice James, by Esther F. Lanigan 6. Female Models and Male Mentors in Wharton's Early Fiction, by Julie Olin-Ammentorp 7. Edith Wharton and Partnership: The House of Mirth, The Decoration of Houses, and "Copy," by Carol J. Singley 8. Meetings of Minds: Edith Wharton as Mentor and Guide, by Helen Killoran 9. "Someone Young and Teachable": Dimensions of Mentoring in the Fiction of Willa Cather, by Deborah Carlin 10. "Efforts of Affection": Mentorship and Friendship in Moore and Bishop, by Margaret Wooster Freeman 11. Eudora Welty: The Silent Mentors, by Jean Frantz Blackall Irene C. Goldman-Price is a lecturer in English and women's studies at Pennsylvania State University, Hazelton. She is the author of several book chapters and of articles in the Journal of Popular Literature and Modern Language Studies. Melissa McFarland Pennell, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, is the author of The Student Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne and of essays on 19th-century American literature.

Mentor

An intimate look at the writing life, the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, the fickle publishing world, and an extraordinary friendship with Frank Conroy.

Author: Tom Grimes

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 9780982504895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

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An intimate look at the writing life, the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, the fickle publishing world, and an extraordinary friendship with Frank Conroy.