Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571108106

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes test essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argumentation, students need to know certain things in order to write effectively. In 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing--motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task. With standardized tests and Common Core Curriculum influencing classrooms nationwide, educators must stay true to what works in writing instruction. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track--encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding, and improving writing through conversation, inquiry, and the support of good writing behaviors.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399525087

Category: Reference

Page: 245

View: 422

A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

Everyday Editing

Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107096

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma? Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning. Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.

Something Startling Happens

The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: Todd Klick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615930593

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Everyone knows you need a beginning, a middle, and an end. But then what? What about all the in-betweens between major plot points? For the first time, Something Startling Happens breaks down what successful movies do exactly the same during every single minute, and how industry professionals can use that knowledge to elevate the drama in their screenplay or movie. • 120 distinct, minute-by-minute story beats keep writers from getting 'lost in the soup.' • Easy-to-remember catch phrases for each minute beat. • 42 successful movies of all genres are used as examples, including: Star Wars, Forrest Gump, Being John Malkovich, The Godfather, Rashomon, Halloween, Jaws, Juno, Knocked Up, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and Spider-Man.

Revision Decisions

Talking Through Sentences and Beyond

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Author: Jeff Anderson,Deborah Dean

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310064

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing. Focusing on sentences, Jeff and Deborah use mentor texts to show the myriad possibilities that exist for revision. Essential to their process is the concept of classroom talk. Readers will be shown how revision lessons can be discussed in a generative way, and how each student can benefit from talking through the revision process as a group. Revision Decisions focuses on developing both the writing and the writer. The easy-to-follow lessons make clear and accessible the rigorous thinking and the challenging process of making writing work. Narratives, setup lessons, templates, and details about how to move students toward independence round out this essential book. Additionally, the authors weave the language, reading, and writing goals of the Common Core and other standards into an integrated and connected practice. The noted language arts teacher James Britton once said that good writing "floats on a sea of talk." Revision Decisions supports those genuine conversations we naturally have as readers and writers, leading the way to the essential goal of making meaning.

Literary Feast

Recipes Inspired by Novels, Poems and Plays

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Author: Jennifer Barclay

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1783725907

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." —Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's OwnPrepare your senses for a feast of delicious food scenes in literature accompanied with recipes to bring them to life in your very own kitchen, including Turkish delight Edmund wouldn't be able to resist, roast goose the Cratchits would be proud of and cucumber sandwiches Algernon would be loath to share. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys spending their days with a book in one hand and a saucepan in the other. Includes metric measures.

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

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Author: Susan Weinschenk

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132658607

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.

Robert's Rules of Writing

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Author: Robert Masello

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582973265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired. In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques to improve your writing that include: Burn your journal (See rule 1) Strip down to your briefs (See rule 38) Spend time gossiping (See rule 61) Buy the smoking jacket (See rule 56) Skip the Starbucks (See rule 7) De-claim! De-claim! (See rule 63) Whether you're a fiction writer, freelancer, memoirist, or screenwriter, Robert's Rules of Writing gives you the unorthodox advice to transform your writing life and get published!

Patterns of Power

Inviting Young Writers Into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5

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Author: Jeff Anderson,Whitney La Rocca

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625311850

Category: Education

Page: 446

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Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, we invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning. Our students study authentic texts and come to recognize these "patterns of power"--the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning. The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons, including: Extensive support materials Over 100 mentor sentences, curated for grades 1-5 Student work samples Tips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learning Examples for application In Patterns of Power Jeff and Whitney suggest that taking just five minutes from your reading workshop and five minutes from your writing workshop to focus on how the conventions connect reading and writing will miraculously affect your students' understanding of how language works for readers and writers.

What a Writer Needs

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Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325046662

Category: Education

Page: 214

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"This is no recipe book: I have tried not to be formulaic. Rather, I want to suggest the richness of options, the myriad possibilities open to the writer at any given moment. Young writers need to know what can be done with language." -Ralph Fletcher For more than 20 years, Ralph Fletcher's What a Writer Needs has been a beloved bestseller, trusted in classrooms, district inservices, and teacher-preparation programs across the U.S. Now Ralph's second edition makes What a Writer Needs an even more powerful tool for turning students into writers-and for teachers to improve their own writing. In What A Writer Needs, Ralph presents a crash course on the elements of writing, with chapters on how to create vivid details, compelling voice, a sense of place, believable characters, tension, engaging leads and endings, just to name a few. Readers will develop a deeper, more profound knowledge of writing and will find the book eminently practical as well. In fact, Ralph has added two entirely new chapters on revision and nonfiction writing that are immediately useful for meeting Common Core writing standards. It also includes a completely updated list of suggested mentor texts, handpicked by Ralph, and sorted by the craft element each demonstrates. What A Writer Needs, Second Edition, is a desert-island book for any writing teacher. Personal and anecdotal, it includes a wealth of lively writing samples drawn both from student writers and professionals. Experience Ralph's keen instructional insight, his careful attention to students and their work, and his experienced-honed wisdom about the essentials of great writing. Discover the pleasure of reading and teaching from What a Writer Needs. You'll soon find out why Ralph Fletcher's timeless classic is more timely than ever.

Guy-Write

What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

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Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429955279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.

Mechanically Inclined

Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts.

The Copyright Handbook

What Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324274

Category: Law

Page: 472

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What copyright law protects....and doesn't No writers like to see their hard work or creativity copied by others - or to be accused of copying. Fortunately, The Copyright Handbook provides everything you need to protect yourself! Find information and forms to help you: register your work maximize copyright protection transfer ownership of copyright avoid infringement deal with infringers understand the "fair use" rule get permission to use copyrighted work profit from your copyright This edition is updated to provide the latest copyright regulations, forms and rules for filing a copyright application.

Writer Tells All

Insider Secrets to Getting Your Book Published

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Author: Robert Masello

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250112230

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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A witty and candid firsthand account -- for writers by a writer -- on how to write, sell, publish, and promote a book. This invaluable book is written by a working writer -- not a professor, not a publisher, not an editor, not an agent. Robert Masello is a writer who speaks his mind with absolute candor on everything aspiring book authors need to know. He explains the publishing process step by step -what to expect, how it works, and what authors can do at each point to keep things going smoothly. Equally important, Masello has a lot of fun doing it. His book is filled with sometimes hilarious anecdotes from his own experiences in the trenches of publishing. Writer Tells All covers many topics along the way, both large and small, including the things every writer needs to know: choosing a book topic (fiction or nonfiction), writing the proposal, selecting an agent, understanding book contracts, finding an editor, losing an editor, following the production process from manuscript to bound book, using your own savvy and contacts to maximize the effect of marketing, and publicizing the finished product.

This Changes Everything

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

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Author: Jaquelle Crowe

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433555174

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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My name is Jaquelle, and I'm a teenager. I like football movies, sushi, and dark chocolate. But the biggest, most crucial, most significant thing about me is that my life’s task is to follow Jesus. He is the One who changed my life. That’s what this book is about. It’s for teenagers eager to reject the status quo and low standards our culture sets for us. It’s for those of us who don’t want to spend the adolescent years slacking off, but rather standing out and digging deep into what Jesus says about following him. This book will help you see how the truth about God changes everything—our relationships, our time, our sin, our habits, and more—freeing us to live joyful, obedient, and Christ-exalting lives, even while we’re young.

Editors on Editing

What Writers Need to Know about what Editors Do

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Author: Gerald Gross

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 998

Essays discuss writers' conferences, editing for specific markets, the role of the editorial assistant, and editing specific genres

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

A Room of One's Own (Annotated)

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Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544535162

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar

Emotional Detox

7 Steps to Release Toxicity and Energize Joy

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Author: Sherianna Boyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207190

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Flush out negativity and clear a path for new positive habits, behaviors, and emotions with certified energy healer, yoga instructor, and psychology professor Sherianna Boyle’s emotional detox program, C.L.E.A.N.S.E. When we think of a detox, we usually think of a physical experience. But it’s not just our physical bodies that need to be cleansed of the impurities we encounter and absorb in our daily lives—it’s our minds too. When we find ourselves unable to process our negative emotions and feel them becoming toxic to ourselves and those around us, it’s time for an Emotional Detox, a mindful and systematic guide to freedom from these troublesome feelings. Wellness expert Sherianna Boyle has created the revolutionary the 7-step C.L.E.A.N.S.E. method to help you rid yourself of negativity, fear, worry, anger, and doubt, and guide you back toward a natural, energized state of pure joy and acceptance. Learn how to Clear your pathways, Look inward, Emit positivity, Activate, Nourish, Surrender, and Ease your way into your best self and a happier and healthier life. Emotional Detox is a much-needed reset for the soul.

Project-Based Writing

Teaching Writers to Manage Time and Clarify Purpose

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Author: Liz Prather

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325089805

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The idea that students should be "college and career ready" when they leave high school has become a major focus in education, but much of this conversation has been on reading readiness. What about writing readiness? Liz Prather argues that we can set students up for future success when we help them learn to care about what they're writing, and help them manage their time to write. "I needed a framework for teaching writing that would keep my students accountable and engaged," Liz explains, "but would allow them to write from their own passions, and instill in them an understanding of time management, goal setting, and production. By adding the tenets and practices of project-based learning, I could simultaneously protect the creative processes of my students while helping them learn to manage long term writing projects, the kind of projects they would be doing in college or in a career." Project-Based Writing provides a 7 step structure to conceive, manage, and deliver writing projects built upon student voice and student choice. Liz includes classroom-tested strategies for helping kids persevere through roadblocks, changes in direction, failed attempts, and most importantly, "anticipate the tricks of that wily saboteur, Time." Both practical and inspirational, Project-Based Writing teaches kids the real-world lessons they need to become real-world writers. "With this book, you will quite likely become the person students remember as the one who taught them how to write."-Cris Tovani