Writing Dialogue

... This book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Publisher: Abrams Noterie

ISBN: 1419738313

Category: Games & Activities

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A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series. Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Dialogue begins a foreword by author and educator Shanthi Sekaran, who offers pointers for creating believable speech in your fiction. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how dialogue can bring your characters and plotlines to life. Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write speech for: a pent-up confession of love a family's reaction when dinner is ruined a job interview in which the interviewee has all the power a first date that is going well (and then not so well) a toast at dinner party, honoring someone who has wronged you Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time. Special Features Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto Check out the other books in this series: Writing Action, Writing Character, and Writing Humor

Directing the Writing Workshop

Looking at some of your own favorite books can help you explain the importance of dialogue to your students . Using Literature Models We often start introducing dialogue by sharing examples from literature with students .

Author: Jean Wallace Gillet

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572306564

Category: Education

Page: 235

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This book is a practical, highly readable guide to teaching writing across a broad range of ages and grade levels (K-8). Each stage of the writing process is covered in detail, from setting a purpose for writing to drafting, revising, editing, and producing a "finished" product. The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of writing development and best practices in teaching, richly illustrated with examples of student work. Teachers learn strategies and techniques to help students work independently and in groups to develop meaningful projects; master needed skills through engaging mini-lessons; produce various forms of fiction and nonfiction writing; and use literature as a source of inspiration and modeling. Special features include "Teacher's Tips" and quick-reference lists that reinforce key points and aid in instructional planning. An invaluable Appendix provides booklists for mini-lessons on a variety of thematic, stylistic, and grammatical topics.

Self Narrative and Pedagogy

Students begin by writing informally about their own experiences and observations and then deepen and extend this free writing in dialogue with relevant literature. Starting with free writing about matters that are personally ...

Author: Mike Hayler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463510233

Category: Education

Page: 8

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In this book, teachers from a variety of backgrounds reflect upon their journeys into and within teaching to discuss the impact of their diverse experiences on the ways in which they teach. The authors adopt a variety of autoethnographic approaches in telling stories of transition and profound transformation as they each discuss how certain events in their lives have shaped their professional identities and methods of teaching. In telling their stories they also tell stories of the culture and process of education. This offers the opportunity to consider the narratives as examples of how individuals and groups respond in different ways to institutional and national policies on education. In these chapters, the authors offer illumination from a number of perspectives, of how practitioners of education make meaning of their lives and work in our changing times. By capturing these personal stories, this book will inform and support readers who are studying to become teachers and those already working in education by developing their understanding and empathy with the role. Autoethnography can develop self-knowledge and understanding in the reader and writer of such texts, offering unique insights and individual ways of being that will benefit students and staff in a range of educational settings. This book values the telling and sharing of stories as a strategy for enabling teachers to learn from one another and help them to feel more supported. The book will be useful for teachers and teacher educators, students of education, and all researchers interested in autoethnography and self-narrative.

Starting an English Literature Degree

Teaching begins to focus on the mechanics of the theatre and the particular demands of writing for it. ... focussing in on specified aspects of the process of drama writing (e.g. monologue, stage directions, dialogue); • the weekly ...

Author: Andrew Green

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137149534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Competition to study English Literature at university is now tougher than ever before. How can you make sure your application stands out? What is expected of you at university? How will you adapt to the changes in teaching, learning and lifestyle? The world of English Literature is an unfamiliar yet exciting one, and clear guidance on how to cope with the demands of university-level study is essential if you want to succeed. Andrew Green takes you from the A level/school/MA26 classroom to the university lecture theatre, covering everything from: • deciding which university and course is right for you • making initial applications • tackling Summer reading lists to the skills needed for studying at degree level: • preparing for lectures, seminars and tutorials • interpreting reading lists and developing your reading skills • applying literary theory • becoming a better writer • referencing an essay and avoiding plagiarism • researching online. Whether you are just thinking about taking English Literature to degree level, or needing help through your university course, Starting an English Literature Degree is the must-have companion.

A Guide to Ancient Greek Literature Language Script Imagination and Philosophy

Drawn to Socrates for his wit, wisdom, and daring, Plato dedicated his own earliest writing—for he was from the start a thinker and man of letters—to dramatizing the implications of the death of Socrates. (Plato's Apology, Crito ...

Author: Frederic Will

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527555679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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This book is a chronological survey of the major writers (or reciters, or performers, or orators) of Ancient Greece. Part One considers the major genres of ancient Greek literature: epic, history, drama, satire, lyric, and philosophy. It profiles some of the key issues and authors of each period, characterizes the literature of each period, and sprinkles quotes through the whole. Part Two comprises fifteen short essays on aspects of ancient Greek culture, including language (script and dialects); folklore; music; dance; mythology; painting; theater; government; military structures; class structure; gender relations; innovations; trade; and science. Overall, the book will serve as both reference guide and launchpad for ongoing attention to our Hellenic heritage.

Jonas Mekas

There are three or four people who are beginning to write, to discuss, to organize a critical position. ... The histories, dialogues, and various viewpoints that are common to an understanding of literature and the literary tradition ...

Author: Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496829238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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A refugee from post–World War II Europe who immigrated to the US in 1949, Jonas Mekas (1922–2019) became one of America's foremost champions of independent cinema and one of its most innovative filmmakers. An admired poet in his native Lithuania, Mekas began recording his life on film shortly after his arrival in New York. Through his work as the author of the Village Voice’s “Movie Journal” column, editor of Film Culture magazine, and founder of Anthology Film Archives and the Film-Makers’ Cooperative, Mekas played a vital role in the promotion of avant-garde and independent films. His early films, Guns of the Trees and The Brig, challenged the structure of traditional narrative filmmaking. He is best known for his “diary films,” including Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches); Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania; and As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty. His films, writings, and the institutions he built have influenced generations of filmmakers, poets, artists, musicians, critics, and scholars. In Jonas Mekas: Interviews, volume editor Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker collects eighteen interviews covering almost sixty years of the filmmaker’s career. Mekas discusses his remarkable life as a refugee from Nazi- and Soviet-occupied Lithuania, his role as one of the major figures in the development of the American avant-garde, and his thoughts about his own work. In conversation with scholars, journalists, and other prominent artists, Mekas speaks of his passion for artistic expression and uncompromising vision for a liberated cinema. These interviews preserve Mekas’s voice so that it might speak to future generations of artists and intellectuals.

New German Literature

The remaining essays alight on 'Life-Writing' in most of its forms (diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and autobiographical fiction) and examine its centrality in recent years in German literature, not least because of the shadow which ...

Author: Julian Preece

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039113844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 447

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Twenty-five essays by scholars from the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia explore two aspects of new German-language literature. The first dozen studies focus on the variety and depth of the 'dialogue' - in the sense of reciprocal influences - between literature, photography, film, painting, architecture, and music. The remaining essays alight on 'Life-Writing' in most of its forms (diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and autobiographical fiction) and examine its centrality in recent years in German literature, not least because of the shadow which World War Two continues to cast over national life.

A Companion to Greek Literature

things, a dialogue Alcibiades, in which evidently Socrates himself recounted his encounter with the young aristocrat ... of dialogues with no beginning, that is, dialogues that begin immediately with the dialogic exchanges themselves.

Author: Martin Hose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444339420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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A Companion to Greek Literature presents a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of texts and literary forms produced in the Greek language over the course of a millennium beginning from the 6th century BCE up to the early years of the Byzantine Empire. Features contributions from a wide range of established experts and emerging scholars of Greek literature Offers comprehensive coverage of the many genres and literary forms produced by the ancient Greeks—including epic and lyric poetry, oratory, historiography, biography, philosophy, the novel, and technical literature Includes readings that address the production and transmission of ancient Greek texts, historic reception, individual authors, and much more Explores the subject of ancient Greek literature in innovative ways

How to Write Your Literature Review

In view of this, it makes sense to begin early. Record in your notebook and journal the constant dialogue you will be having with yourself on your ideas. Whenever a new idea comes to you, give yourself time to write it down and empty ...

Author: Bryan Greetham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352011050

Category: Study Aids

Page: 300

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This engaging guide by bestselling author Bryan Greetham takes students step-by-step through the process of writing a literature review, and equips them with practical strategies to help them navigate each stage. Each bite-sized chapter focuses on a specific aspect of the process, from generating ideas and pinning down the research problem through to searching for sources, citing references and planning, writing and editing the review. Chapters feature examples and exercises to help students apply ideas to their own work. Whether your students are writing a stand-alone review or one that is part of a dissertation or thesis, this guide is their essential companion.

Speaking of Love The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature

Even if the Solitaire second starts out as one, again featuring Pasithée and Solitaire, this dialogue is decidedly less ... 36 “Remembering that Plato, and after him Cicero... did not dispense with this way of writing [dialogue].

Author: Reinier Leushuis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004343719

Category: History

Page: 340

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In Speaking of Love: The Love Dialogue in Italian and French Renaissance Literature, Reinier Leushuis examines a corpus of sixteenth-century love dialogues that exemplifies the dialogue’s mimetic qualities and validates its place in the literary landscape of the Italian and French Renaissance.

Learning to Plan Modern Languages Lessons

Apart from prose, poetry or song lyrics, we might also want to exploit letters or written dialogue in this way, play or film scripts are another form of literature. And of course stories lend themselves to being read aloud, ...

Author: Cheryl Mackay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351396271

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Learning to Plan Modern Languages Lessons contains a wealth of guidance and ideas for those learning to teach in secondary schools. Drawing on extensive experience and research in the field, it offers detailed explanation of basic lesson planning methods and the principles that underpin them, illustrated by worked examples of well-planned lessons. The book shows how to progress from planning smaller activities to full lessons to sequences of lessons, and how to ensure progression for your students. Specific aspects of language learning such as grammar and culture are explored, together with ideas for how to make your planning skills more effective in long-term collaborative and reflective practice. Starting from a presentation, practice, production (PPP) model of language teaching, the book aims to: provide structured, practical starting points in lesson planning for beginning teachers of modern languages (ML); deepen knowledge and understanding of ML as a subject and how it is learnt (pedagogical subject knowledge), in order to inform and support planning decisions; develop understanding of lesson planning as part of a planning cycle; enhance understanding of strategies and professional development opportunities to promote the further development of planning abilities. Including reflective/discussion tasks and example lesson plans Learning to Plan Modern Languages Lessons is a must-read book for beginning and more experienced teachers of any modern language.

Blanchot and the Outside of Literature

works and the concomitant space of death as an inescapable companion, but it is telling that the fragment appears in his writings at the same time as he starts to write dialogues. The convergence of these forms shows that it is the ...

Author: William S. Allen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501345258

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Maurice Blanchot's writings have played a critical role in the development of 20th-century French thought, but the implicit tension in this role has rarely been addressed directly. Reading Blanchot involves understanding how literature can have an effect on philosophy, to the extent of putting philosophy itself in question by exposing a different and literary mode of thought. However, as this mode is to be found most substantially in the peculiar density of his fictional writings, rather than in his theoretical or critical works, the demand on readers to grasp its implications for thought is rendered more difficult. Blanchot and the Outside of Literature provides a detailed and far-reaching explication of how Blanchot's works changed in the postwar period during which he arrived at this complex and distinctive form of writing.

The Aesthetics of Hope in Late Greek Imperial Literature

literary model, but follows in the broader Imperial dialogic tradition, at times writing dialogues that verge on ... starts to look rather normal, if not greater in percentage relative to the amount of Christian literature at the time.

Author: Dawn LaValle Norman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108494175

Category: History

Page: 264

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An early Christian dialogue with an all-female cast makes us rethink how literature was changing during the third century CE.

Dialogue Analysis IX Dialogue in Literature and the Media Part 1 Literature

Each of the twelve chapters, corresponding to the twelve months, opens with the list of the ingredients of a dish, whose name becomes a chapter title. The text of each chapter starts with a recipe and concludes with the announcement of ...

Author: Anne Betten

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110946062

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 483

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These two volumes offer a selection of the papers held at the conference of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) in 2003. Volume I contains 38 articles devoted to dialogue and the phenomenon of 'dialogicity' in literature, ranging from antiquity to a large number of modern languages and literatures. The conversation-analytic approaches drawn upon are notable for their methodological diversity. This is also true of the 32 articles in Volume II. The main focus here is on present-day types of dialogue in the new electronic media and their 'traditional' counterparts (press, radio, television, film). The examples are taken from various countries, and they are discussed in terms of the intercultural, semiotic, translatorial, and general pragmatic issues they pose.

Teaching Australian Literature

One of our primary aims in writing this chapter is to illustrate how some aspects of any national literary conversation play out in the complex social and cultural setting of a school literature classroom. 'In the spirit of beginning a ...

Author: Brenton Doecke

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781743050453

Category: Australian literature

Page: 388

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This volume brings together teachers, teacher educators, creative writers and literary scholars in a joint inquiry that takes a fresh look at what it means to teach Australian literature. The essays assembled in this volume transcend the divisions that have sometimes marred debates about the place of Australian literature in the school curriculum.

Completing Your EdD

Then I started to write small pieces about teaching literature, combining across the two fields. The origins of the first book on Black ... and writing) was so important to the thinking and writing dialogue, the articles and books.

Author: Iona Burnell

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789735659

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This is an essential text for students pursuing the Doctor of Education programme (EdD). Written by EdD teachers and course leaders, it covers essential elements of the EdD including reading and writing at doctoral level, planning and executing research, and much more, and will accompany students as they successfully progress through their EdD.

Readers Theater and Beyond

Lucy Calkins (1994) suggests that you start with writing if you want students to develop into good readers. ... Dialogue and plot will be easier to develop with real situations rather than starting with fantasy.

Author: Lynne Beachner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387188703


Page: 150

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Readers Theater and Beyond: A Phonics Boost for Reluctant Readers Grades 3-6 takes the best from several bodies of research dealing with phonics, fluency, and character education to create a supportive text for teachers. It's the first book of its kind to take this integrated approach.

Literature as Dialogue

So the seemingly absent voice of Barnes the writer is implicitly projected alongside the characters' voices, ... it's how things are, it's how things feel at the start of the novel and how they feel at the start ofJules et Jim and ...

Author: Roger D. Sell

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027269898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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How is it that some texts achieve the status of literature? Partly, at least, because the relationship they allow between their writers and the people who respond to them is fundamentally egalitarian. This is the insight explored by members of the Åbo literary communication network, who in this new book develop fresh approaches to literary works of widely varied provenance. The authors examined have written in Ancient Greek, Táng Dynasty Chinese, Middle, Modern and Contemporary English, German, Romanian, Polish, Russian and Hebrew. But each and every one of them is shown as having offered their human fellows something which, despite some striking appearances to the contrary, amounts to a welcoming invitation. This their audiences have then been able to negotiate in a spirit of dialogical interchange. Part I of the book poses the question: How, in offering their invitation, have writers respected their audiences’ human autonomy? This is the province of what Åbo scholars call "communicational criticism". Part II asks how an audience negotiating a literary invitation can be encouraged to respect the human autonomy of the writer who has offered it. In Åbo parlance, such encouragement is the task of "mediating criticism". These two modes of criticism naturally complement each other, and in their shared concern for communicational ethics ultimately seek to further a post-postmodern world that would be global without being hegemonic.

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review

This roadmap might change as you begin to write but it is a good starting place so that you will begin to write with ... As you begin to provide further details and uncover the heart of your CLR, it is much like the interactive dialogue ...

Author: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473944121

Category: Reference

Page: 440

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Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here This dynamic guide to doing literature reviews demystifies the process in seven steps to show researchers how to produce a comprehensive literature review. Teaching techniques to bring systematic thoroughness and reflexivity to research, the authors show how to achieve a rich, ethical and reflexive review. What makes this book unique: Focuses on multimodal texts and settings such as observations, documents, social media, experts in the field and secondary data so that your review covers the full research environment Puts mixed methods at the centre of the process Shows you how to synthesize information thematically, rather than merely summarize the existing literature and findings Brings culture into the process to help you address bias and understand the role of knowledge interpretation, guiding you through Teaches the CORE of the literature review – Critical thinking, Organization, Reflections and Evaluation – and provides a guide for reflexivity at the end of each of the seven steps Visualizes the steps with roadmaps so you can track progress and self-evaluate as you learn the steps This book is the essential best practices guide for students and researchers, providing the understanding and tools to approach both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of a rigorous, comprehensive, literature review.