Straight Talk on Writing

Writing is a way of life. Get a bunch of writers in a room and you'll see them start swapping bits of advice, contacts, and horror stories. As an editor at Writer's Digest Books, I've had the pleasure of talking with writers of varying ...

Author: Scott Francis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You'll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer's life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton, Donald Maass, Dinty Moore, Peter Selgin, James Alexander Thom, and many more. The interviews are casual, relaxed, revealing and instructive. Dig in!

Read Talk Write

Reprinted from Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction by Laura Robb. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, Reproduction authorized only for the local school site or nonprofit ...

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506374260

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Yes—we can have our cake and eat it too! We can improve students’ reading and writing performance without sacrificing authenticity. In Read, Talk, Write, Laura Robb shows us how. First, she makes sure students know the basics of six types of talk. Next, she shares 35 lessons that support rich conversation. Finally, she includes new pieces by Seymour Simon, Kathleen Krull, and others so you have texts to use right away. Read, Talk, Write: it’s a process your students not only can do, but one they will love to do.

How Talking Enters Writing

A Study of 12th Graders Discussing and Writing about Literature Christian Peter Knoeller. of teacher talk is telling the latter half of the per part of the session , Cone totalling 28 % of the talk latter half , however , her 1 took 42 ...

Author: Christian Peter Knoeller


ISBN: UCAL:$C15145


Page: 766

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We Talk Spell and Write

The Guidebook suggests use of rhythmic patterns to strengthen memory of serial order and to link writing and ... After discussing this picture - story , children may talk over what kind of information a poster should give and then tell ...

Author: Marion Monroe


ISBN: STANFORD:36105049200079

Category: English language


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Writing Speaking at Work

You may be wondering if you can have a professional tone when you write the way you talk. Yes, you can. Don't think of plain English as the sloppiest, chattiest, most informal type of talking. You can sound chillingly distant when you ...

Author: Edward P. Bailey


ISBN: 0130807311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 261


This book emphasizes the practical aspects of writing and speaking for the world of work. It avoids unnecessary theoretical matters, giving useful, concrete advice that both undergraduate and graduate students can apply immediately.

IRE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech. Abstracts The following abstracts cover the papers presented at the PGEWS session of the 1958 IRE National Convention on Monday, March 24, at 2:30 P.M., Morse Hall, New York Coliseum ...

Author: Institute of Radio Engineers. Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech


ISBN: UVA:X004168302

Category: Communication of technical information


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Writing and Giving a Speech

Giving a speech is one way of sharing what you know with others. Speeches are different from reports. People read written reports. They listen to speeches. Think about how you speak to others as you write your speech.

Author: Cecilia Minden

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 9781534140639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing and Giving a Speech is full of tips and tricks to help kids deliver a strong speech, from grabbing an audience's attention to using visual aids. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Think Write Speak

... he composed the talk only the day before, writing nonstop all day (see also LTV, 70–73). VN often did not indicate omissions from his source. First published, ed. Alexander A. Dolinin, with the same title, in Diaspora 2 (2001), ...

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141397214

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 576

View: 578


'Masterly, hilarious, truly insightful' - Philip Hensher, The Spectator A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year 2019 The last major collection of Nabokov's published material, Think, Write, Speak brings together a treasure trove of previously uncollected texts from across the author's extraordinary career. Each phase of his wandering life is included, from a precocious essay written while still at Cambridge in 1921, through his fame in the aftermath of the publication of Lolita to the final, fascinating interviews given shortly before his death in 1977. Introduced and edited by his biographer Brian Boyd, this is an essential work for anyone who has been drawn into Nabokov's literary orbit. Here he is at his most inspirational, curious, playful, misleading and caustic. The seriousness of his aesthetic credo, his passion for great writing and his mix of delight and dismay at his own, sudden global fame in the 1950s are all brilliantly delineated.

Creativity and Writing Skills

Children will learn about the different purposes of writing by seeing practitioners write for real purposes such as making lists, greetings cards, books to recall a visit or event, and labels for displays and models.' Speaking and ...

Author: Kay Hiatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136100

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Teachers, trainees and learning support assistants will find this lively and accessible book combines creativity with skills teaching to stimulate and improve children's writing, both at foundation and primary levels. Based on the concepts and objectives of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), the content is well founded in experience, research and classroom application. Special features include advice on planning, linking to NLS objectives, and selecting texts; demonstration scripts for teachers to use in the classroom; annotated extracts from quality literature to help children read as writers; practical advice on strategies to use in guided writing; and examples of children's work that show how to assess the children's writing and set 'next step' targets. The authors show how you can use drama techniques, story stacks, artifacts and scenarios to engage children in writing, both in fiction and non-fiction, right across the curriculum.

Using Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas An ASCD Action Tool

POSTWRITING ACTIVITIES REFLECTING ON MY MATH As you think about your learning in math today, first write and then draw about your understanding of it. Then pair with your math buddy to talk about your writing and drawing as they pertain ...

Author: Sue Beers

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416602705

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 448

View: 237


A great way to help students learn your content is to have them write about it. Writing is a way for students to review their own learning, organize their thinking and evaluate how well they understand what has been taught. Use the 81 tools in this binder to help students in every grade and subject become actively engaged in their own learning. The binder contains everything teachers need to begin using these strategies immediately. Each strategy includes complete how-to-use instructions, teacher materials for classroom use, classroom examples, and a template for student assignments.

Creative Writing The Easy Way

In many ways, writing and talking are the same. If you try to write the same way you talk, writing can be easy. If you try to sound like someone else instead of yourself, your writing won't be as interesting to your readers.

Author: Georgina Jones


ISBN: 9781257089215

Category: Education

Page: 83

View: 635


Prompts that will make your imagination soar through a wonder of creative writing! Simply the most needed book to begin a fictional-story for everyone to read or a personal (private) journal for your own counseling and entertainment.

Business and Professional Writing A Basic Guide for Americans

Again, your purpose will determine the type of talk you give, how you prepare for it, and the style in which you deliver it. Know Your Material A talk read from extensive, sentence-long notes is rarely exciting or persuasive.

Author: Paul MacRae

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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Straightforward, practical, and focused on realistic examples, Business and Professional Writing: A Basic Guide for Americans is an introduction to the fundamentals of professional writing. The book emphasizes clarity, conciseness, and plain language. Guidelines and templates for business correspondence, formal and informal reports, brochures and press releases, and oral presentations are included. Exercises guide readers through the process of creating and revising each genre, and helpful tips, reminders, and suggested resources beyond the book are provided throughout.

Student Writing

This form of response is more dialogic than written comments because it allows for a true dialogue to emerge as the teacher and student talk about the piece of writing. Talking face to face, a teacher can point out elements that are ...

Author: Lucy K. Spence

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623966546

Category: Education

Page: 125

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Education professionals interested in understanding student writing will want to read this book. It describes “Generous Reading,” a novel method of approaching the writing of culturally and linguistically diverse students. This book addresses the increasing diversity present throughout schools across the U.S. and in other countries. Drawing from current research and theory in linguistics and composition, Spence has developed a way for teachers to tap into the cultural worlds of students and draw upon their linguistic understandings in order to help them improve their writing. The book is based on research projects conducted in the southwest and southeast regions of the United States. The chapters on language variation, culturally relevant instruction, and language transfer will also be of interest to writing teachers. Spence has presented the Generous Reading method across the nation and internationally where audiences have been eager to try out the methods in their classrooms with students of all ages. University professors have used Generous Reading in teacher education courses. This methodology has potential to change teachers’ perspectives on student writing and illuminate writing strengths previously overlooked.

Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom

Most important, they took an intense interest in helping members grow and succeed as writers. ... Worth noting is that every writing group, while engaging in meaningful and meaning-making talk about texts, operates in a particular ...

Author: Beverly J. Moss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135620080

Category: Education

Page: 284

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This unique collection considers the nature of writing groups inside and outside the academic environment. Exploring writing groups as contextual literacy events, editors Beverly J. Moss, Nels P. Highberg, and Melissa Nicolas bring together contributors to document and reflect on the various types of collaborations that occur in writing groups in a wide range of settings, both within and outside the academy. The chapters in this volume respond to a variety of questions about writing groups, including: *What is the impact of gender, race, and socioeconomic class on power dynamics in writing groups? *When is a writing group a community and are all writing groups communities? *How does the local community of a writing group impact the participation of group members in other local or global communities? *How does the local community of a writing group impact the participation of group members in other local or global communities? *What actions contribute to a strong community of writers and what actions contribute to the breakdown of community? *When and for whom are writing groups ineffective? *What is it about belonging to a community of writers that makes writing groups appealing to so many within and beyond the academy? Each chapter highlights how writing groups, whether or not they are labeled as such, function in various spaces and locations, and how collaboration works when writers from a variety of backgrounds with diverse interests come together. Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom illustrates that writing groups outside of the academy are worthy of study and serve as important sites of writing and literacy instruction. Offering significant insights into the roles of writing groups in literacy and writing practice, this volume is appropriate for scholars and teachers of writing, rhetoric, composition, and literacy; for writing center administrators and staff; and for writing group participants.

Writing and Being

your small self start the conversation by telling your Center Self what the problem is, and then let them talk freely. Write it in script form, like this: TEACHER SELE: I wanted to talk to you because lately I have been feeling very ...

Author: G. Lynn Nelson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781880913611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

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Writing is a doorway to our most creative, spiritual self. Writing and Being approaches writing at the source of the process and then, with guided personal writing, leads us outward to meaningful and authentic public writing. With powerful, practical step-by-step writing exercises and a plethora of examples, Writing and Being demonstrates that journaling is the most profound way that we can discover our authentic selves. But beyond mere diary writing, the new-found clarity through Nelson's journaling methods help us chart a path for a better future. Nelson begins by providing tips for the logistics of journal keeping, and includes suggestions for getting started. He then explores the entire writing process and explains the distinctions between private writing and public writing. By shedding light on the relationship between meditation and writing, he shows the value of being nonjudgmental and having "soft eyes" and a beginner's mind. Nelson also explains the biology behind the powerful experience of journaling by laying out recent discoveries of the human brain, and shows how journaling can heal psychological and spiritual wounds. Lastly, he shows how journaling is not only a voyage of self-discovery, but through expanding the private writing process can become a means of sharing one's life.


Writing/Reference Donald M. Murray collected quotations from writers on their craft for more than fifty years until they filled twenty-four thick ... Now he has distilled this testimony on how writers write into a new book: Shop- talk.

Author: Donald Morison Murray

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015018482979

Category: Education

Page: 207

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Collection of quotations from writers.

Air Force Writing

LETTERS TALKING CRUTCHES The article “ How To Express Yourself Better " ( Vol . I , No. 4 ) stresses the theme “ Write as you would talk ” for better writing . This is fine , but I have learned that this technique does not , by itself ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D03850830C

Category: English language


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A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English

Recurring themes through 2005 centered around the importance to writing of talk, including talking to one's self; this meant not learning to talk before writing, as had been promoted in the 1970s, but using oral interaction to scaffold ...

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135601539

Category: Education

Page: 272

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'I applaud the authors for this sizeable undertaking, as well as the care exercised in selecting and sequencing topics and subtopics. A major strength and salient feature of this volume is its range: It will serve as a key reference tool for researchers working in L2 composition and in allied fields.' – John Hedgcock, Monterey Institute for International Studies Synthesizing twenty-five years of the most significant and influential findings of published research on second language writing in English, this volume promotes understanding and provides access to research developments in the field. Overall, it distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America, synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts, and interprets the methodological progression and substantive findings of this body of knowledge. Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2. This book is designed to allow researchers to become familiar with the most important research on this topic, to promote understanding of pedagogical needs of L2 writing students, and to introduce graduate students to L2 writing research findings.

The Road to Writing

Alternatively, all the children could call out their answer simultaneously, or for older children, write their answer on a whiteboard. Practitioner talk You, and your colleagues, are the most valuable resource that your early years ...

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441101983

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The Road to Writing takes early years practitioners on a journey; the journey young children make when they learn their first words and make their first marks. Sue Cowley offers activities and practical advice to inspire practitioners to try a wide range of creative approaches to improve mark making in the early years. There are ideas for building finger strength and eye-to-hand coordination, activities to help children to understand the concept of symbols and signs, and strategies for building confidence in writing and reading. You can find your way through the book by following the signposts and you'll find plenty of interesting diversions along the way to develop children's key skills and motivation. This accessible book includes bulleted lists, photographs of children writing and examples of early marks to illustrate how children's communication skills develop. Sue also gives tips on getting boys engaged in writing, and there is a companion website with downloadable resources and useful links. This book is an invaluable source of inspiration for all early years practitioners and parents of children aged 3-7.

The Little Book of Writing

2 Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, ...

Author: Helen Campbell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472906564

Category: English language

Page: 64

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Focusing on the early years environment, this book gives suggestions and ideas for providing writing activities indoors and out - everywhere the children may need to make marks and messages.