Writing to Learn

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

Writing to Learn

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244698

Page: 272

View: 432

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

Creative Writing From Think to Ink

Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing - how to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc. But this is not that sort of book.

Creative Writing   From Think to Ink

Author: Simeon Lindstrom

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781518714900

Page: 134

View: 630

Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing - how to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc. But this is not that sort of book. If you want to learn to write more compellingly, with more skill and expertise, you can do it, easily. The really tricky bit, though, is understanding why. Uncover this why for yourself and you get in touch with the inexhaustible engine of your creativity. The human core of why we bother to create at all. Get to know this root well and you will not need gimmicky books full of writing prompts to blast away your writer's block. You will not need "inspiration" or 31 awesome tips and tricks. When you were a baby, something made you open your mouth and speak. Understand the thing that inspired you to do this, and you're more than half way to being the creative, productive and generative human being you were destined to be.When you were a tiny baby, your head was full of mostly nothing and the world was new and unknown. You barely had the skill to move yourself around the environment, and you most definitely lacked the skill to do what humans are most know for - communication.As you grew and developed, though, something strange started to happen. The people around you, the things in your world - you began to understand that they could be reached. That in your infant isolation there was still a way to reach out and touch someone else's experience. You saw all around you evidence of this magical skill that you had yet to develop: language.Since before we were old enough to understand it, we've tried to master this almost god-like ability to shape symbols and concepts, reach into the mind of someone else and affect their hearts and minds, to bring about changes in the world, to connect and understand and share with another human being. At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn and very human desire to be heard and understood.For the writers among us, the urge to communicate more clearly, more beautifully, and in new ways never really left us. With the right words, new worlds can be created, new ideas can be incubated and grown, great heights and depths can be reached. Every brilliant idea had its first home in the written or spoken word, and if you are a writer or aspire to be one, you most likely understand this power better than anything.Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all? Once you've managed to answer this question for yourself you'll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose. Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for that urge to take what's in your head and put it out there in the world.Remember, all change and growth begins with the creativity of imagining something different. It's quite likely that opening the door on your innate creativity will invite all sorts of new skills and insights into your life, not just the verbal ones. This book will address: How to tap into your creative self and give your writing a heart Finding your own style and voice Creativity exercises How to develop your writing habit and be a writer 24/7 Ineffective vs. effective writing How to set up a writing community Writer's block, and why you should love it! Common writing myths and why they aren't true Writing blunders that you want to avoid The editing process Launching your work How to handle rejection And much more!

Look Think Write

Presents a variety of photographs and illustrations selected to serve as essay topics, and discusses observation, simile, metaphor, conflict, humor, character, and dialogue.

Look  Think   Write

Author: Hart Day Leavitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780844255507

Page: 231

View: 284

Presents a variety of photographs and illustrations selected to serve as essay topics, and discusses observation, simile, metaphor, conflict, humor, character, and dialogue.

Essaying the Past

The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.

Essaying the Past

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118292650

Page: 224

View: 623

The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically Includes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final version Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision Includes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implemented New edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents

Think and Write

00 Five Minutes THINK When you observe something , you watch it and write down what you see . Often , you don't have time to think much about what is going ...

Think and Write

Author: Hilarie N. Staton

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673180285

Page: 120

View: 402

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Write What You Think Grades 3 8

... how would you spend it? If you could change anything about the lunches you eat. Write What You Think! CD-104228 © Carson-Dellosa ...

Write What You Think   Grades 3   8

Author: Cynthia K. Walters

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1604183489

Page: 80

View: 709

Provide students with practice writing on-demand prompts using Write What You Think! for students in grades 3 and up. With more than 350 thought-provoking creative-writing prompts, this 80-page book inspires students to write by asking questions that are relevant to their lives. It includes activities for writing in different genres and provides opportunities for teachers to evaluate writing and give feedback on technical development.

Think Write Share

It is a good idea to get students writing without thinking about the fact of writing .
They can take notes , summarize other pieces of writing , or even , if they are
literacy students , write ( if they are able ) their names and addresses in
sentences ...

Think  Write  Share

Author: Joyce Scane

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 86

View: 546

The Book You Were Born to Write

Time — we never have enough of it , and we think we need a lot of it . Moreover , when it comes to writing , we think it must be precious and sacred and ...

The Book You Were Born to Write

Author: Kelly Notaras

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 1401955606

Page: 296

View: 794

"This book will light the way--offering a simple, step-by-step path for turning your transformational idea or story into a finished book as quickly as possible. With humor, encouragement, and common sense, book industry veteran Kelly Notaras demystifies the publishing process so you can get started, keep writing, and successfully get your wisdom onto the page. First, you'll get clear on your motivation for writing a book. Then you'll craft a powerful, compelling hook and the strong internal structure every successful book needs. Kelly goes on to offer advice for handling resistance, writer's block, and other obstacles that can keep you from sitting down to write. Lastly, you'll discover how to take your finished manuscript to the next level, whether through traditional publishing or self-publishing--so that you can share your message with the world!"--

How to Write A Short Story And Think About It

This heavily revised edition features new chapters by contemporary fiction writers. Stressing the importance of reading broadly and deeply, the book includes a wide range of prompts and writing exercises.

How to Write A Short Story  And Think About It

Author: Robert Graham

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137517067

Page: 306

View: 124

Short story publishing is flourishing in the twenty-first century and is no longer seen as a poor relation of the novel. But what is a short story? And how do you write one? Robert Graham takes you through everything you need to know, from how a writer works to crafting and editing your own fiction. This heavily revised edition features new chapters by contemporary fiction writers. Stressing the importance of reading broadly and deeply, the book includes a wide range of prompts and writing exercises. It teaches you how to read as a writer and write like somebody who has read. You will learn the elements of craft you need to produce short stories, and one of the key writer’s disciplines: reflecting on your own work. Whether you are a student or an experienced author, this book will teach you how to write short stories – and reflect on the creative processes involved. The book features chapters from writer-teachers James Friel, Rodge Glass, Ursula Hurley, Heather Leach, Helen Newall, Jenny Newman, James Rice and Tom Vowler.

That Workshop Book

Shows a new generation of teachers how the systems, structures, routines, and rituals that support successful workshops combine with thinking, planning, and conferring to drive students' growth, inform assessment and instruction, and ...

That Workshop Book

Author: Samantha Bennett

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011929

Page: 222

View: 866

Shows a new generation of teachers how the systems, structures, routines, and rituals that support successful workshops combine with thinking, planning, and conferring to drive students' growth, inform assessment and instruction, and increase teachers' professional satisfaction. And it shows those already using the workshop how to increase its instructional power by seeing its big ideas and its component parts in fresh, dynamic ways.

Thinking Like Your Editor How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

her research findings because she is still in student mode, afraid to think too independently on the page. Had she risked more, she might have had a very ...

Thinking Like Your Editor  How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published

Author: Susan Rabiner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340211

Page: 288

View: 476

Distilled wisdom from two publishing pros for every serious nonfiction author in search of big commercial success. Over 50,000 books are published in America each year, the vast majority nonfiction. Even so, many writers are stymied in getting their books published, never mind gaining significant attention for their ideas—and substantial sales. This is the book editors have been recommending to would-be authors. Filled with trade secrets, Thinking Like Your Editor explains: • why every proposal should ask and answer five key questions; • how to tailor academic writing to a general reader, without losing ideas or dumbing down your work; • how to write a proposal that editors cannot ignore; • why the most important chapter is your introduction; • why "simple structure, complex ideas" is the mantra for creating serious nonfiction; • why smart nonfiction editors regularly reject great writing but find new arguments irresistible. Whatever the topic, from history to business, science to philosophy, law, or gender studies, this book is vital to every serious nonfiction writer.

Ask Explore Write

To layer in an additional way of thinking about where we are at with the integration of writing and science, we share one of the resources that Troy ...

Ask  Explore  Write

Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000025578

Page: 154

View: 103

Discover how to effectively incorporate literacy instruction into your middle or high school science classroom with this practical book. You’ll find creative, inquiry-based tools to show you what it means to teach science with and through writing, and strategies to help your students become young scientists who can use reading and writing to better understand their world. Troy Hicks, Jeremy Hyler, and Wiline Pangle share helpful examples of lessons and samples of students’ work, as well as innovative strategies you can use to improve students’ abilities to read and write various types of scientific nonfiction, including argument essays, informational pieces, infographics, and more. As all three authors come to the work of science and literacy from different perspectives and backgrounds, the book offers unique and wide-ranging experiences that will inspire you and offer you insights into many aspects of the classroom, including when, why, and how reading and writing can work in the science lesson. Featured topics include: Debates and the current conversation around science writing in the classroom and society. How to integrate science notebooks into teaching. Improving nonfiction writing by expanding disciplinary vocabulary and crafting scientific arguments. Incorporating visual explanations and infographics. Encouraging collaboration through whiteboard modeling. Professional development in science and writing. The strategies are all aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for ease of implementation. From science teachers to curriculum directors and instructional supervisors, this book is essential for anyone wanting to improve interdisciplinary literacy in their school.

Write Like this

Teaching Real-world Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts Kelly Gallagher. and I asked my students, “Wow, what do you think of that?

Write Like this

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571108963

Page: 264

View: 206

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.

How to Write Effective Business English

People sometimes think of business writing as a 'soft' skill as opposed to the 'hard' skills of finance, law, IT etc. But I think this description is ...

How to Write Effective Business English

Author: Fiona Talbot

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749475560

Page: 168

View: 896

How to Write Effective Business English gives guidance to both native and non-native English speakers on how to express yourself clearly and concisely. With case studies and real-life examples that demonstrate how English is used internationally in business, and full of ideas to help you get your communications right first time, this book sets the scene for describing the benefits of good Business English, ideal for multinational companies where communication is a priority. For native English speakers, it may mean un-learning things you were taught at school and learning how to save time by getting to the point more quickly in emails; for elementary to immediate English speakers, it focuses on the areas that are easy to get wrong. How to Write Effective Business English uses real-life international business scenarios to develop your skills and provide you with some answers that even your boss might not know. You will learn a system to help you quickly and easily write emails, letters, CVs and more. Featuring sections on punctuation and grammar, checklists to help assess progress and now with a new chapter on how to write effectively for social media, How to Write Effective Business English has been praised by both native and non-native writers of English as an indispensable resource.

How to Write a Poem

When we sit down to write a poem we may think, now, before Igo any further I need to have a clear picture ofwhatpoetry is. And once we have formed that ...

How to Write a Poem

Author: John Redmond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148756

Page: 168

View: 486

An innovative introduction to writing poetry designed for studentsof creative writing and budding poets alike. Challenges the reader’s sense of what is possible in apoem. Traces the history and highlights the potential ofpoetry. Focuses on the fundamental principles of poetic construction,such as: Who is speaking? Who are they speaking to? Why does theirspeaking take this form? Considers both experimental and mainstream approaches tocontemporary poetry. Consists of fourteen chapters, making it suitable for use overone semester. Encourages readers to experiment with their poetry.

Time to Write Second Edition

The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write John Sylvester Lofty. done many times: “I usually think it out, then go right to the first draft.

Time to Write  Second Edition

Author: John Sylvester Lofty

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438455194

Page: 432

View: 866

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age. “To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the] time-chopping approach to education—and an argument for presence, for being fully open to experience, for being there … To do good work, we must enter something like ‘island time’ or what John calls ‘existential time’—or what is sometimes called ‘flow’ when we lose, at least temporarily, a sense of clock time.” — from the Foreword by Thomas Newkirk Twenty-five years ago, John Sylvester Lofty studied the influence of cultural time values on students’ resistance to writing instruction in an isolated Maine fishing community. For the new edition of Time to Write, Lofty returned to the island to consider how social and educational developments in the intervening years may have affected both local culture and attitudes toward education. Lofty discovered how the island time values that previously informed students’ literacy learning have been transformed by outside influences, including technology, social media, and the influx of new residents from urban areas. Building on the ethnographic findings of the original study, the new edition analyzes the current conflict between the digital age time values of constant connections and instant communication, and those of school-based literacy. Lofty examines the new literacies now essential for students in a technologically connected world, both those who aspire to continue the traditional island work of lobster fishing, and for the many who now choose to pursue other careers and attend college on the mainland.