Equal parts research manual, study guide, and introduction to the study of history, this book teaches readers how to write excellent historical prose with approachable strategies and actionable tips.
Author: Jim Cullen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Learn to craft the perfect historical research paper with this approachable and practical guide Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History, 4th Edition continues the tradition of excellence established by the previous editions. Equal parts research manual, study guide, and introduction to the study of history, this book teaches readers how to write excellent historical prose with approachable strategies and actionable tips. Noted teacher and writer Jim Cullen has created an invaluable resource for novices and experts in the field of historical study, offering practical insights into determining how questions should be framed, developing strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing evidence, and properly revising your work. Essaying the Past includes six appendices covering the major issues facing students today, including the pitfalls and temptations of plagiarism and the role of the internet. It also contains an annotated case study outlining one student’s process of writing an essay and demonstrating the application of the concepts contained within the book. Essaying the Past covers topics including: How to think and read about history and ask the right questions about what you’re reading The three components of crafting a compelling argument How to deal with counterarguments and counterevidence How to properly construct a bibliography and insert footnotes How to assess the credibility of online resources Perfect for students taking surveys or courses in methods or historiography, Essaying the Past also belongs on the bookshelf of anyone with even a passing interest in studying, researching, consuming, or writing about history.
What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing.
Author: Robert Graham
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This wide-ranging handbook is aimed at students who want to develop their fiction writing skills. Reading and reflective practice are foregrounded, and students are given constant recommendations of what they might read. Imaginative and accessible, this companionable handbook is clearly and innovatively structured around the processes and techniques of developing writing. It will allow students to acquire a portfolio of key skills and is ideal for anyone writing short stories or longer fiction.
This practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of your students, while still meeting state standards. You’ll discover how to.
Author: Mary K. Tedrow
Find out how to create the climate and space for everyday student writing. In this new co-publication with MiddleWeb, award-winning teacher Mary Tedrow shows you how to encourage students to integrate daily writing into their lives, leading to improved critical thinking skills, increased knowledge of subject areas, and greater confidence in written expression. This practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of your students, while still meeting state standards. You’ll discover how to... Develop classroom routines and activities that invite creativity and self-expression Teach writing methods that can be used across different grade levels and all content areas Challenge students to examine their own writing processes for thinking and problem solving Evaluate written work in a way that emphasizes growth over grades Many exercises, prompts, and attempts at thinking found in the book can be easily adapted for use both in and out of the classroom. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher, Write, Think, Learn will enable you to make writing come alive for all your students.
Academics: Opportunities for using academic writing prompts often present themselves during the school day. These can be used in addition to specific, ...
Author: Cynthia K. Walters
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
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 ...
Author: Kelly Notaras
Publisher: Hay House
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
"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!"--
MAYBE it ' s because I ' m writing a novel , but I do find that I ' m getting more
verbose . I think my speaking patterns have changed . I ' m using words in
combinations and phrases that I never would have two weeks ago . I ' m using
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 ...
Author: Samantha Bennett
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
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.
I think the message is clear. ... editor telling you he has been looking for someone to write a book on the Middle East,send your materials to that editor.
Author: Susan Rabiner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
She applied “writing to think” techniques to assist her own learning and worked with other students on the use of the techniques. She reports on her success ...
Author: Bob Tierney
Publisher: NSTA Press
Make science an exhilarating process of discovery! Through a wealth of creative write-to-learn strategies, this book offers inspiring techniques to coax out the reluctant scientists in your classroom. This book is full of classroom-tested, pragmatic approaches from high school science teachers who used the ideas to make teaching and learning more creative endeavors.
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 ...
Author: Troy Hicks
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.
Teaching Real-world Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts Kelly Gallagher. and I asked my students, “Wow, what do you think of that?
Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
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.
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 ...
Author: Fiona Talbot
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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 ...
Author: John Redmond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: John Sylvester LoftyPublish On: 2015-02-10
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.
Author: John Sylvester Lofty
Publisher: SUNY Press
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.
I wanted to waken the whole village to see it, and as it faded I wondered how I could share it and write it. I spent hours thinking about that sunrise and ...
Author: Edna Staebler
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Long before she became the renowned author of the best-selling Schmecks cookbooks, an award-winning journalist for magazines such as Macleans, and a creative non-fiction mentor, Edna Staebler was a writer of a different sort. Staebler began serious diary writing at the age of sixteen and continued to write for over eighty years. Must Write: Edna Staebler’s Diaries draws from these diaries selections that map Staebler’s construction of herself as a writer and documents her frustrations and struggles, along with her desire to express herself, in writing. She felt she must write—that not to write was a “denial of life”—while at the same time she doubted the value of her scribblings. Spanning much of the twentieth century—each decade is introduced by an overview of key events in the author’s life during that period—the diaries vividly illuminate both her intensely personal experiences and her broader social world. The volume also presents four key examples of Staebler’s public writing: her first published magazine article; her first award-winning publication; the opening chapter of her book Cape Breton Harbour; and her lively account of the Great Cookie War. Must Write: Edna Staebler’s Diaries portrays an ordinary woman’s struggle to write in the context of her lived experience. “All my life I have talked about writing and kept scribbling in my notebook, as if that makes me a writer,” wrote Staebler in 1986. This volume argues that the very act of writing the diaries, with all their contradictory accounts of writerly ambition, success, and conflict, made Staebler the writer she yearned to be.