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So What s the Story

Author : James E. Fredricksen
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Get the whole story on teaching narrative writing "Narrative can foster a new understanding of self and others, and help people solve real problems together. In short narrative empowers people. This makes it vitally important to helping students become 'college and career ready.'" -James Fredricksen, Michael Smith, and Jeffrey Wilhelm While Common Core standards on argument and nonfiction have gotten the lion's share of attention, the anchor standard for narrative writing has been overlooked. Not anymore, thanks to So, What's the Story? "Write narratives," states the Common Core, "to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences." In So, What's the Story? James Fredricksen, Michael Smith, and Jeffrey Wilhelm share lessons and unit frameworks on narrative writing that help students not only meet the standards, but do important real-world work. "Narrative is about much more than the form of a story, identifying a protagonist, or naming its climax," they write, "it's about doing functional work not only in the classroom and school, but in the community and the world." With ideas for teaching autobiography, narrative nonfiction, imaginary narratives, and narratives that employ both words and images, So, What's the Story? provides practitioners with ways to help students make the leap from composing stories to understanding how stories and narrative concepts can help them to identify, critique, and change how their world works. "Narrative writing empowers individuals as they negotiate the day-to-day experience of their lives," write Fredricksen, Smith, and Wilhelm, "but an understanding of narrative is essential for people in a whole host of careers and professions." Use So, What's the Story? and ensure that the story of your writers doesn't end with meeting the standard, but with a lifetime of problem solving with story.

So What s the Story

Author : Vincent Ray Price
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This dissertation answers the question of "How do high school English teachers teach Black literature?" Guided by critical race theory and using grounded theory methodology, the study surveyed (Phase 1) a pool of high school teachers on their rationales for teaching Black literature, their actual text selections, and their placement of the literature within the curricular scope and sequence for their courses. Phase 2 involved a series of follow-up interviews with four teachers, extracted from the Phase 1 participants. Survey and interview data combined to render patterns within the participants' ideologies and practices as well as an understanding of what English teachers tend to consider when thinking of Black literature. The dissertation concludes by offering implications and considerations for practicing teachers and teacher education programs.

So What s the Story

Author : BARBARA. MARSH GLASSON (CLIVE.)
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Our story. Your story. Your neighbour's story. God's story.Life is an intricate tapestry of stories. How can we better understand other people's? How can we better express our own? How can a deep engagement with these stories be helpful to our life and witness, and on what occasions can they be unhelpful?This insightful new book by the 2019-20 President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference explores these questions, and may be studied privately or in groups.Each chapter includes points for reflection, points for connection, and a suggested prayer.

What s the Story

Author : Janice Hermsen
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Have you been hacked? Janice Hermsen shares some inspirational tidbits; it's all about emotions in Dennis DuPerault's Things to think about; Brian T. Shirley's talking about politics, uh oh...Mike Aloia brings doors that open life; new this month, Pypeline Editing talks about, what else? Editing! And Richard G. Pugh describes an 1800s "lay anesthesiologist"; what's that? Eddie Floyd's got a whole lotta movin' and shakin' goin' on. Don't miss Dave Huggett's twelve amazing facts about coffee. Last, and a favorite, our quiz to test your knowledge about, well, just about anything. Enjoy!

Story Smart Using the Science of Story to Persuade Influence Inspire and Teach

Author : Kendall Haven
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This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets of a story's power to persuade, inspire, influence, and to teach. • Shows how to use the power of story to get your message across in any medium or venue • Explores the convergence of the neural science of story with the art of communication to reveal the power of words • Provides tips, techniques, and strategies for structuring your stories for the most impact • Reveals the common communication pitfalls to avoid

Absence of Grace Love Story Multicultural Alaska Contemporary Women s Fiction

Author : Ann Warner
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The memory of an act committed when she was nineteen weaves a dark thread through Clen McClendon's life. It is a darkness Clen ignores until the discovery of her husband's infidelity propels her on a quest for redemption and forgiveness. Her journeying is providing few answers and peace remains elusive, even during the time she spends in an abbey. But when Clen makes a decision that is both desperate and random to go to Wrangell, Alaska, she meets Gerrum Kirsey and learns that choices are never truly random and they always have consequences.

So What s Next

Author : G. J. Griffiths
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Molly Pearson is a young Biology teacher with two passions in her life: a strong commitment to protecting wildlife; and a desire to encourage the children in her classes to feel the same enthusiasm for Nature. When her class decide they would like to restore the school’s neglected and vandalised nature corner her hopes are raised and challenged at the same time. The hurdles that she meets along the way will include bullied and bullying pupils, as well as the expected ones of finance and willing manpower. But leaping those fences does not prepare the ambitious Molly for a dramatic fire and the confusion of a new passion in her life, in the form of Oliver Shrimpton. Will he become that significant someone, or is he just another obstacle for her to overcome? G J Griffiths' latest novel, in the So What! series of stories, is still based firmly around the events that take place within the "walls" of Birch Green High School. It follows some of the trials and tribulations of Molly Pearson, a previous novice teacher who was mentored by Robert Jeffrey - the main character from the first book. Molly's efforts to spread the important message, about protecting wildlife and the natural environment, reflect something that has always been important to the author. For that reason some of the proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to wildlife charities. Although this book is an exciting novel telling the story of schoolchildren who want to protect garden wildlife, it also contains several chapters towards the end with plenty of helpful information for lovers of nature, and who want to take a fresh look at making their garden a wildlife garden.

What s Your Story A Beginner s Guide to Creating Effective Presentations with PowerPoint 2007

Author : Kai Chuang
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Creating a PowerPoint presentation can be easy, but designing one to inform, persuade, or sell is not so simple. This guide walks you through how to combine communications techniques, information design principles, and data visualization methods in a step-by-step manner that gets your point across, and helps you to: * Communicate more effectively. * Design aesthetically pleasing presentations. * Present data smartly and efficiently. * Increase productivity with PowerPoint 2007.

30 New Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children

Author : Steven James
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This book is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Mob Star The Story of John Gotti

Author : Gene Mustain
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John Gotti is terminally ill; when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven, he will be worldwide news-and Alpha will have the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on the subject.

One Parent s Story Struggle Teenagers What Was I Thinking

Author : Leon Segers Jr.
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Although the title of this book indicates One parents story, struggle its actually about the battle between all parents and teens; or simply adults and teens in general. I say battle, but it has actually risen to the potential for what I call generational warfare. Basically, teenagers have little respect for adults; especially parents. The protocol is simple; and yes most adults do recall progressing strategically in the same way during their own youth. Even before were born; we make demands. Then after weve grown a few years; we make many more demands. By the age of ten to thirteen, we more than expect those demands to unquestionably be met. Finally by the last 3 to 5 years of youth while living at home with our parents; weve assessed who our biggest enemy is and how we would like to take down who we now see as both an enemy, and a dictator. Simply put: after youve bitten the hand that feeds you for so long; that hand begins to appear useless. And once that represents uselessness; the person behind that outreaching hand, also serves no purpose to you. So the stage is set. Teenagers wont look back with any sense of appreciation; and parents, who also continued to grow; will look back and wonder: was it all worth it. Many are optimistic, while others are in denial. But most can only feel one thingWhat was I thinking.

What s the Story

Author : Rudolph H. Weingartner
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This book is designed to prod the imagination without constraining its flight. The twenty casts of characters, complete with illustrations, hint at numerous possibilities and should inspire readers to try their hands at fiction and learn the art of writing.

What s the Story

Author : Anne Bogart
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Anne Bogart is an award-winning theatre maker, and a best-selling writer of books about theatre, art, and cultural politics. In this her latest collection of essays she explores the story-telling impulse, and asks how she, as a ‘product of postmodernism’, can reconnect to the primal act of making meaning and telling stories. She also asks how theatre practitioners can think of themselves not as stagers of plays but ‘orchestrators of social interactions’ and participants in an on-going dialogue about the future. We dream. And then occasionally we attempt to share our dreams with others. In recounting our dreams we try to construct a narrative... We also make stories out of our daytime existence. The human brain is a narrative creating machine that takes whatever happens and imposes chronology, meaning, cause and effect... We choose. We can choose to relate to our circumstances with bitterness or with openness. The stories that we tell determine nothing less than personal destiny. (From the introduction) This compelling new book is characteristically made up of chapters with one-word titles: Spaciousness, Narrative, Heat, Limits, Error, Politics, Arrest, Empathy, Opposition, Collaboration and Sustenance. In addition to dipping into neuroscience, performance theory and sociology, Bogart also recounts vivid stories from her own life. But as neuroscience indicates, the event of remembering what happened is in fact the creation of something new.

Directing the Story

Author : Francis Glebas
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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.

Because It Works

Author : Glenda Baker
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Do you like my story? Did I write my personal essay right? What do you think of my poem? Why is my work being rejected? If youre asking these questions and not getting helpful, constructive answers, try asking the only question that Glenda Baker and the editors of New England Writers Network ask: does it work? Because It Works! is a compilation of over 40 articles and exercises on the elements of writing fiction, personal essays, and poetry. Originally published in NEWN magazine, these articles are designed to help you determine if your writing worksand if it doesnt, how you can make it work. Because it Works! shows you: 8 ways to characterize When not to use description Point of viewsimplified! What to show; what to tell The 10 dialogue commandments How and where to begin How to prop up the sagging middle The 8 awful endings Youll also learn how to critique and be critiqued, the writing process will be demystified, and youll understand that writers block is not a writing problem! www.newnmag.net Ive just read your article on point of view. WOW. Clear, concise, to the point, and in no way confusing . . . this is the best and easiest explanation Ive seen. Arline Chase, author and instructor for Writers Digest School.

30 Old Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children

Author : Steven James
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This is a collection of favorite Bible stories, each written with a creative and meaningful storytelling technique especially suited to help teachers involve young children in the Bible story. Enjoy this library of favorite Bible stories and storytelling techniques developed by award-winning author and professional storyteller Steven James. Each book includes creative storytelling techniques especially suited to help teachers tell God’s story and involve children in the Bible story.

Year of the Chick Beginnings a prequel short story

Author : Romi Moondi
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[A 10,000-word short story prequel to the "Year of the Chick" series] There are two things that happen when you graduate university: 1: You realize you'll be working for the next forty years...a realization that requires alcohol 2. You start to wonder when you're supposed to fall in love Somewhere in between all of that, you'll find: office friends, office dimwits, good days, bad days, and a Human Resources manager that's out to get you. You also might find an attractive guy from an office transfer, and that's when things start to get complicated... -------------------------- (this short story prequel tells the tale of a semi-normal main character, before she became all crazy and obsessed with finding love to avoid arranged marriage (cue book 1 in the series entitled "Year of the Chick") LENGTH: 10,100 words DISCLAIMER: this story contains occasional profanities (chicklit,love,romance,romantic comedy,funny,humor,humour,long distance,multicultural,dating,relationships, short story)

Professional Experience and the Investigative Imagination

Author : Alyson Buck
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This book explains and demonstrates how creative writing can be used successfully in the context of professional education where traditionally a more distanced approach to reporting on professional experience has been favoured. It is based on many practical examples, drawn from several years' experience of running courses for social workers, nurses, teachers, managers and higher education staff, in which participants explore their professional practice through imaginative forms of writing. The participants experience of the work is presented through a discussion of interviews and evaluative documents. The book includes a set of distance-learning materials for those wishing to undertake such work for themselves or to establish similar courses, as well as a full analysis of the link between professional reflection and the artistic imagination. The book makes available a new and more broadly-based approach to the process of professional reflection, and the concept of the patchwork text has general relevance for debates about increasing access to higher education qualifications.

Nietzsche as Postmodernist

Author : Clayton Koelb
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The contributors discuss the current debate about what philosophy is, how it works, and how Nietzsche’s thought clarifies or complicates its understanding. They represent a wide range of views and practices, some aggressively postmodern in their approach, some profoundly skeptical about postmodernism. Although the issue of postmodernism is the central focus, the essays also touch on many other areas of interest to readers of Nietzsche.

So What s a Boy

Author : Martino
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"This book bears the hallmark of Open University Press texts. It is well laid out and nicely produced. It manages a good balance between textbook and cutting edge research... The book is impressive in its command of a wide range of writings on sexuality, gender, masculinity and schooling." - Educational Review "Secondary school teachers, principals and school counsellors would be the primary audience for this book, although youth workers and other workers with adolescent males should also find the boys' perceptions of school and adolescent culture of great interest and considerable use." -Youth Studies Australia This book focuses on the impact and effects of masculinities on the lives of boys at school. Through interviews with boys from diverse backgrounds, the authors explore the various ways in which boys define and negotiate their masculinities at school. The following questions and issues are addressed: What does it mean to be a 'normal' boy and who decides this? How do issues of masculinity impact on boys from culturally diverse backgrounds, indigenous boys, those with disabilities and boys of diverse sexualities? What issues of power impact on these boys' lives and relationships at school? What effects do these issues have on boys' learning at school? Through problematizing and interrogating the question of what makes a boy a boy, this fascinating title offers recommendations and indicates future directions for working with boys in school.