Jumpstart! Poetry

Games and Activities for Ages 7-12


Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 020388339X

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 1989

A good poetry idea should help the children feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write - developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills. Jumpstart! Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish. There are more than 100 quick warm-ups to fire the brain into a creative mood and to ‘jumpstart’ reading, writing and performing poetry in any key stage 1 or 2 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.

Jumpstart! Grammar

Games and Activities for Ages 6-14


Author: Pie Corbett,Julia Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669371

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 4724

This collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers who feels insecure about how to teach grammar engagingly, and perhaps also lack confidence in your own grammatical knowledge, then this is also the perfect book for you. Fun games will focus first on helping children hear the difference various types of grammar can make followed by activities to help them understand what different effects you can create with grammar, rather than dwelling on arid naming of parts. Technical terms will only be introduced once the children have established what the various features can do, with a particular focus on those terms that really help children discuss what makes language coherent and effective. By the time the children are asked to use the terminology, they will have a real grasp of what it’s good for. It will prepare children for any grammar tests on the horizon in an engaging way so that they love playing with words and spinning sentences to make ideas dance. And, of course, they will be able to name the parts if that is what is required. Jumpstart Grammar will celebrate the joys of language, and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.

Using Poetry Across the Curriculum

Learning to Love Language


Author: Barbara Chatton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586976

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 7080

This comprehensive listing and discussion of poetic works supports the standards of all areas of the curriculum, helping librarians and teachers working with kindergarten through middle school students. * Updates from the first edition include new and different poetry and newer authors than the first edition * Provides numerous lists of anthologies, poems, and poetic prose and meets national standards and areas within those standards * Offers lists of bilingual works in Spanish and English and lists of poems representing various cultural groups both in the United States and around the world * Includes teaching ideas, writing activities, and links for crossing the curriculum

Drafting and Assessing Poetry

A Guide for Teachers


Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761948546

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 2530

Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment-driven curriculum.

Creating Writers

A Creative Writing Manual for Schools


Author: James Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135240892

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7312

This unique and comprehensive text offers an original approach to teaching creative writing by exploring ideas, giving advice, and explaining workshop activities and has many contributors from some of today's most popular children's authors including: Jacqueline Wilson, Roger McGough, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and David Almond. Creating Writers is a practical writing manual for teachers to use with upper primary and lower secondary level pupils that covers poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Teaching Secondary English


Author: Mark Pike

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941644

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 881

The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.

From Striving to Thriving Writers

Strategies That Jump-Start Writing


Author: Stephanie Harvey,Sara Holbrook,Michael Salinger

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9781338321685

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8518

Renowned literacy expert Stephanie Harvey teams up with authors and writing consultants Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger to introduce short writing scaffolds to support student writing and help strivers approach writing with energy and action. Based on Harvey's bestselling From Striving to Thriving approach, the 27 writing strategies presented in From Striving to Thriving Writers are designed to improve and integrate writing across the curriculum. With lessons targeting reading, writing, and speaking standards, this innovative writing tool encourages students to practice voluminous writing and build a culture of conversation throughout the writing process, which is especially beneficial for emerging bilingual students.

The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing



Author: Marlene Cullen

Publisher: M. Cullen Enterprises

ISBN: 9781941066263


Page: 202

View: 6605

The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Connections is a collection of writing from mothers and their adult children, using story-telling as a technique to ignite imagination and to inspire writing. The fiction, poetry, and personal stories in Connections illustrate how we relate through stories. It's unique for being both entertaining and featuring techniques to jumpstart creativity and ignite the imagination for inspirational writing. Connections includes an extensive resources section for writers.

GotPoetry: an Off-Line Anthology, First Edition


Author: John Powers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411672240

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 8568

This brief, affordable poetry collection features over 38 poets, and presents a diverse range of work from Page Poetry and Free Verse to Spoken Word and Poetry Slam. Wide range of selected Authors from around the Globe including Egypt and Finland to Baltimore and Hollywood. Essays on writing offer readers thoughts on becoming a writer, the spoken word movement, and the inspiration for crafting a Haiku. Writing exercises offer methods and techniques to jump start the writing process. Biography of the Authors some of which are only known by their on-line personalities and avatars.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings


Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

View: 6887

Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

The Write Stuff

500 Prompts to Jumpstart Your Writing


Author: Taconic Writers

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781441317391

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 6819

This book is filled with more than a years worth of prompts, exercises, and thought-provoking tips designed with one purpose: to keep you writing. The nine authors of this book, the Taconic Writers, have among them more than a century of writing experience across the genres of poetry, prose, and non-fiction. Useful for the fledgling writer, the seasoned professional, for playing with wordsand, of course, to blast through writers blockthis interactive journal frees your imagination and inspires you to write with a fresh outlook and new creativity. It encourages you to keep writing, every day, as you flex your writing muscles and watch them grow strong. Most of all, writers will have fun with this journal as they discover how good they really are. Now thats the write stuff! 192 pages. Ribbon bookmark. Inside back cover pocket.


An Anthology of Short Stories by Poets


Author: Cliff Yates, Anne Stevenson, Jean Sprackland, Joe Sheerin, Shenagh Pugh, Ruth Padel, Sean O'Brien, Sinéad Morrissey, Ian McMillan, Roddy Lumsden, Grevel Lindop, Joanne Limburg, John Latham, Sophie Hannah, Matthew Francis, David Constantine, Polly Clark, Helen Clare,Steven Blythe

Publisher: Comma Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 4748

Too often the short story is regarded as merely a poor cousin of the novel, a weekend break for novelists - an assumption that demeans the short and neglects the fact that it has an anatomy all of its own. This anthology is a one-off experiment to show how much the short has in common with a very different literary form, the poem. Established and award winning poets from around Britian and the UK have been asked to 'interlope' into the unknown territory of the short - most of them for the first time and each bringing with them a new, poetic perspective as well as an intuitive feel for the snapshot's hidden narratives.

Jump Start

How to Write From Everyday Life


Author: Robert Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195140435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 6793

Includes the author's writing techniques from his workshops using such methods as storytelling, visualization, spontaneous prose composition, and sketching.

Other Traditions


Author: John Ashbery

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674003156

Category: Poetry

Page: 167

View: 4369

John Ashbery explores the work of six writers whose poetry he turns to when requiring a 'poetic jump-start'. This book covers the work of less familiar writers such as John Clare and David Schubert, offering both an analysis of their writings as well as giving insights into Ashbery's own.

This Is Just to Say

Poems of Apology and Forgiveness


Author: Joyce Sidman

Publisher: Sandpiper

ISBN: 9780544105072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 4489

In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz's class puts together a book of poems of apology, which includes writings on such topics as crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and fighting with siblings.

Woman Police Officer in Elevator: Poems


Author: James Lasdun

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346587

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 939

"American readers who want to see rejuvenated form in untroubled action, giving brisk shape to contemporary and classical events, will find it in Lasdun." —Helen Vendler With this, his second collection of poetry, James Lasdun consolidates his reputation as a writer of rich, emotionally charged poems of utter virtuosity. The poems in this book concern themselves with transformations, dislocations, and metamorphoses. Vividly rendered landscapes from Tuscany to New Jersey evolve into meditations on love, myth, and sexual and social politics. Woman Police Officer in Elevator is a rigorous and compelling mix of the classical and the cosmopolitan.

The Writer's Handbook 2007


Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

View: 9087

Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

The Trouble with Poetry

And Other Poems


Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307432718

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 6830

Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins. With his distinct voice and accessible language, America’s two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for countless people for whom it might otherwise remain closed. Like the present book’s title, Collins’s poems are filled with mischief, humor, and irony, “Poetry speaks to all people, it is said, but here I would like to address / only those in my own time zone”–but also with quiet observation, intense wonder, and a reverence for the everyday: “The birds are in their trees, / the toast is in the toaster, / and the poets are at their windows. / They are at their windows in every section of the tangerine of earth–the Chinese poets looking up at the moon, / the American poets gazing out / at the pink and blue ribbons of sunrise.” Through simple language, Collins shows that good poetry doesn’t have to be obscure or incomprehensible, qualities that are perhaps the real trouble with most “serious” poetry: “By now, it should go without saying / that what the oven is to the baker / and the berry-stained blouse to the drycleaner / so the window is to the poet.” In this dazzling new collection, his first in three years, Collins explores boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, and, of course, writing–themes familiar to Collins’s fans but made new here. Gorgeous, funny, and deeply empathetic, Billy Collins’s poetry is a window through which we see our lives as if for the first time. From the Hardcover edition.