Jumpstart! Poetry

Games and Activities for Ages 7-12

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Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113403539X

Category: Education

Page: 200

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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

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Author: Pie Corbett,Julia Strong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669371

Category: Education

Page: 232

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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

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Author: Barbara Chatton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586976

Category: Education

Page: 241

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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

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Author: Sue Dymoke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761948546

Category: Education

Page: 210

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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

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Author: James Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135240892

Category: Education

Page: 288

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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

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Author: Mark Pike

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941644

Category: Education

Page: 198

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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

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Author: Stephanie Harvey,Sara Holbrook,Michael Salinger

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9781338321685

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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.

Teaching English

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Author: Carol Evans,Alyson Midgley,Phil Rigby,Lynne Warham,Peter Woolnough

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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"Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book helps you develop into a reflective teacher of English. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, advice on assessing pupils' progress effectively, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to manage behavior and use ICT in English and how to make good use of resources. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a new teacher." --rear cover.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings

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Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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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 Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing

Discoveries

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Author: Marlene Cullen

Publisher: M. Cullen Enterprises

ISBN: 9781941066256

Category:

Page: N.A

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Want to write but don't know how to get started? Don't know where to begin writing your memoir? Stuck in the middle of your novel? Maybe you need a jumpstart to recharge your creative battery. The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries reveals techniques Marlene Cullen uses in her Jumpstart Writing Workshops to ignite imagination. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, non-fiction, or poetry, or if you are experiencing writers block, Discoveries will inspire your writing and open doors for self-discovery and transformational writing. Authors included in this book are: DS Briggs, Karen Ely, Pam Hiller, Alex Inaudi, Lynn Levy, Cheryl Moore, Christine Renaudin, Su Shafer, Jo-Anne Rosen, Susan Bono and Marlene Cullen.

Woman Police Officer in Elevator: Poems

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Author: James Lasdun

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346587

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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"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.

Hyphen

An Anthology of Short Stories by Poets

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Author: Ra Page

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: 9781857547313

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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This is an experimental short story anthology featuring Anne Stevenson, Sean O'Brien, David Constantine, and many more.

The Undiscovered Country

Poetry in the Age of Tin

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Author: William Logan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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William Logan has been called both the "preeminent poet-critic of his generation" and the "most hated man in American poetry." For more than a quarter century, in the keen-witted and bare-knuckled reviews that have graced the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement (London), and other journals, William Logan has delivered razor-sharp assessments of poets present and past. Logan, whom James Wolcott of Vanity Fair has praised as being "the best poetry critic in America," vividly assays the most memorable and most damning features of a poet's work. While his occasionally harsh judgments have raised some eyebrows and caused their share of controversy (a number of poets have offered to do him bodily harm), his readings offer the fresh and provocative perspectives of a passionate and uncompromising critic, unafraid to separate the tin from the gold. The longer essays in The Undiscovered Country explore a variety of poets who have shaped and shadowed contemporary verse, measuring the critical and textual traditions of Shakespeare's sonnets, Whitman's use of the American vernacular, the mystery of Marianne Moore, and Milton's invention of personality, as well as offering a thorough reconsideration of Robert Lowell and a groundbreaking analysis of Sylvia Plath's relationship to her father. Logan's unsparing "verse chronicles" present a survey of the successes and failures of contemporary verse. Neither a poet's tepid use of language nor lackadaisical ideas nor indulgence in grotesque sentimentality escapes this critic's eye. While railing against the blandness of much of today's poetry (and the critics who trumpet mediocre work), Logan also celebrates Paul Muldoon's high comedy, Anne Carson's quirky originality, Seamus Heaney's backward glances, Czeslaw Milosz's indictment of Polish poetry, and much more. Praise for Logan's previous works: Desperate Measures (2002)"When it comes to separating the serious from the fraudulent, the ambitious from the complacent, Logan has consistently shown us what is wheat and what is chaff.... The criticism we remember is neither savage nor mandarin.... There is no one in his generation more likely to write it than William Logan."—Adam Kirsch, Oxford American Reputations of the Tongue (1999)"Is there today a more stringent, caring reader of American poetry than William Logan? Reputations of the Tongue may, at moments, read harshly. But this edge is one of deeply considered and concerned authority. A poet-critic engages closely with his masters, with his peers, with those whom he regards as falling short. This collection is an adventure of sensibility."—George Steiner "William Logan's critical bedevilments-as well as his celebrations-are indispensable."—Bill Marx, Boston Globe All the Rage (1998)"William Logan's reviews are malpractice suits."—Dennis O'Driscoll, Verse "William Logan is the best practical critic around."—Christian Wiman, Poetry

Jumpstart! Storymaking

Games and Activities for Ages 7-12

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Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035675

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Jumpstart! Storymaking is a collection of games and activities to develop the creative process of ‘storymaking’. It focuses upon 'storytelling for writing' as well as creating a whole school culture of storytelling, reading and writing. Storymaking is the process of retelling, innovating and creating new stories. Like the best-selling Jumpstart! Literacy, this book contains imaginative ‘quick-fire' ideas that could be used as creative warm-ups and starters or developed into lessons. There are over 100 provocative and thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in any Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.

GotPoetry: an Off-Line Anthology, First Edition

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Author: John Powers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411672240

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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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.

Water Sessions

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Author: James Lasdun

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137284

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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James Lasdun's new book of poems, his first since his acclaimed collection Landscape with Chainsaw, applies his characteristic blend of the celebratory and the elegiac to a rich variety of new themes and old obsessions. At once personal and political, Water Sessions brilliantly registers the shock waves of global tumult in the most intimately domestic of settings, while at the same time constantly feeling its way outward through private experience into the larger arenas of social and civic drama. Fathers and sons, men and women, desire and repression, art and silence, form the book's central polarities. Recurrent motifs of water and gardens give its wide-ranging subjects a satisfying coherence while also supplying its sometimes darkly urgent poems with a note of intense lyrical beauty. Much praised for the wit and tensile strength of his line, Lasdun moves in this volume from the tight formality of 'Stones' through the highly original patient/therapist dialogue form of the title poem, to the exuberant free verse of 'Dog Days', with a versatility and intelligence that ensure his standing as one of the most gifted poets writing today.

This Is Just to Say

Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

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Author: Joyce Sidman

Publisher: Sandpiper

ISBN: 9780544105072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

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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.

Jump Start

How to Write From Everyday Life

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Author: Robert Wolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195140435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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