Readers Writing

Readers Writing Author Elizabeth Hale
ISBN-10 9781571108432
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers

When faced with a blank page in their readers' notebooks, students often fall back on what is familiar: summarizing. Despite our best efforts to model through comprehension strategies what good readers do, many students struggle to transfer this knowledge and make it their own when writing independently about books. In Readers Writing, Elizabeth Hale offers ninety-one practical lessons that show teachers how students of all ability levels can use readers' notebooks to think critically, on their own, one step at a time. Each of the lessons uses a fiction or nonfiction book to address a comprehension strategy--questioning, connecting, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, visualizing, or monitoring--by showing students one specific way they can write about their thinking. Each lesson also provides an example of how to model the strategy. All of the lessons follow a similar format with five components--Name It, Why Do It?, Model It, Try It, and Share It--and include time for students to actively process what they learn by talking about and trying out the strategy in their readers' notebooks. Elizabeth also provides suggestions for supporting student independence, managing independent writing time, scaffolding comprehension of nonfiction texts as well as assessing and conferencing with readers' notebooks. Helpful appendices include a table that illustrates how each lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards and a list of additional titles that can be used to demonstrate each of the ninety-one lessons. Readers Writing gives teachers a way to engage all children with readers' notebooks, to learn the language of thinking, one strategy at a time, and to become lifelong readers who can think and write critically on their own.


Marginalia Author H. J. Jackson
ISBN-10 0300097204
Year 2002-09-01
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

Based on a study of thousands of books annotated in the margins by readers both famous and obscure over the last three centuries, this book reveals the intensity of emotion that characterizes the process of reading. 11 illustrations.

Writers Are Readers

Writers Are Readers Author Lester Laminack
ISBN-10 0325056633
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 176
Language en

In Writers Are Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides;" how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. Lester and Reba's trademark engaging style is woven throughout chapters full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts for maximizing the flipped concept across the year. "Leading the student to understand what he did as a reader can become a lens that brings into focus what the writer had to do before a reader ever saw the page," they write. Discover fresh new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that your students will be excited about and deeply understand.

A Better Pencil

A Better Pencil Author Dennis Baron
ISBN-10 9780199914005
Year 2012-10-18
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press

A Better Pencil puts our complex, still-evolving hate-love relationship with computers and the internet into perspective, describing how the digital revolution influences our reading and writing practices, and how the latest technologies differ from what came before.

Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel

Readers and Writers in the Ancient Novel Author Michael Paschalis
ISBN-10 9789077922545
Year 2009
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher Barkhuis

The present volume comprises most of the papers delivered at RICAN 4 in 2007. The focus is placed on readers and writers in the ancient novel and broadly in ancient fiction, though without ignoring readers and writers of the ancient novel. The papers offer a wide and rich range of perspectives: the reading of novels in antiquity as a process of active engagement with the text (Konstan); the dialogic character, involving writer and reader, of Lucian's Verae Historiae (Futre Pinheiro); book divisions in Chariton's Callirhoe as prompts guiding the reader towards gradual mastery over the text (Whitmarsh); polypragmosyne (curiosity) in ancient fiction and how it affects the practice of reading novels (Hunter); the intriguing relationship between the writing and reading of inscriptions in ancient fiction (Slater); the tension between public and private in constructing and reading of texts inserted in the novelistic prose (Nimis); the intertextual pedigree of the poet Eumolpus (Smith); Seneca's Claudius and Petronius' Encolpius as readers of Homer and Virgil and writers of literary scenarios (Paschalis); the ways in which some Greek novels draw the reader's attention to their status as written texts (Bowie); the interfaces between tellers and receivers of stories in Antonius Diogenes (Morgan); the generic components and the putative author of the Alexander Romance (Stoneman); Diktys as a writer and ways of reading his Ephemeris (Dowden); the presence and character of Iliadic intertexts in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (Harrison); the contrasting roles of the narrator-translator in Apuleius' Metamorphoses and De deo Socratis (Fletcher); seriocomic strategies by Roman authors of narrative fiction and fable (Graverini & Keulen); reading as a function for recognizing 'allegorical moments' in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius (Zimmerman); active and passive reading as embedded in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius; and the importance of book reading in Augustine's 'novelistic' Confessions (Hunink).

Writing White Papers

Writing White Papers Author Michael A. Stelzner
ISBN-10 9780977716937
Year 2007
Pages 199
Language en
Publisher Michael Stelzner

Writing White Papers provides more than 200 pages of how-to details for every step of any white paper project--from performing the needs assessment to attracting prospects with creative marketing tactics. --from publisher description.

Writing Reviews for Readers Advisory

Writing Reviews for Readers  Advisory Author Brad Hooper
ISBN-10 9780838910177
Year 2010
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher American Library Association

With energy and commitment born of professional experience and a deep love for graphic novels, Goldsmith provides the first guide to the genre aimed specifically at readers advisors, while presenting an abundance of resources useful to every librarian.

Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy

Writers and Readers in Medieval Italy Author Armando Petrucci
ISBN-10 0300060890
Year 1995-01-01
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

This study of reading and writing in medieval Italy addresses the concerns of how people learned to write, what they wrote and read, how scribes were trained, the purpose for which books were copied, and how ideas about books influenced their use, preservation and transmission.

Technical Communication for Readers and Writers

Technical Communication for Readers and Writers Author Brenda R. Sims
ISBN-10 0618221735
Year 2002-09-01
Pages 685
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin College Division

Sims' Technical Communication for Readers and Writers, Second Edition, guides students in planning, writing, and designing effective documents to meet the needs of users and readers. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and redesigned in full color, this edition gives students the tools they need to create appropriate technical documents for a multitude of writing situations and audiences. The text takes a process approach rather than the model-based approach of older tech writing texts.

Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness Author Wendy Griswold
ISBN-10 0691058296
Year 2000
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press

Greed, frustrated love, traffic jams, infertility, politics, polygamy. These--together with depictions of traditional village life and the impact of colonialism made familiar to Western readers through Chinua Achebe's writing--are the stuff of Nigerian fiction. Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation. Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels--from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces--Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction. She argues that Nigerian readers and writers form a reading class that unabashedly believes in progress, rationality, and the slow-but-inevitable rise of a reading culture. But they do so within a society that does not support their assumptions and does not trust literature, making them modernists in a country that is simultaneously premodern and postmodern. Without privacy, reliable electricity, political freedom, or even social toleration of bookworms, these Nigerians write and read political satires, formula romances, war stories, complex gender fiction, blood-and-sex crime capers, nostalgic portraits of village life, and profound explorations of how decent people get by amid urban chaos. Bearing Witness is an inventive and moving work of cultural sociology that may be the most comprehensive sociological analysis of a literary system ever written.

Read and Write Sports

Read and Write Sports Author Anastasia Suen
ISBN-10 9781598846317
Year 2011
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO

This book allows students to bring the energy of their everyday lives into the classroom via sports-based readers theatre and writing activities. * Presents ten original readers theater scripts about sports for children in elementary and middle school * Provides a sample "GO Chart" with each writing exercise so students have an example to follow * Includes a word search and a crossword puzzle with each of the ten sports, providing valuable spelling and vocabulary activities * Contains appendixes with helpful charts and black line masters for instructors


Food Author Danielle Aquiline
ISBN-10 0199385688
Year 2014-12-08
Pages 477
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

"Food: A Reader for Writers is focused on the engaging theme of food and culture, including an interdisciplinary mix of pieces written in differing rhetorical styles and genres, and each chapter of the book will be punctuated by a recipe, poem, a blog excerpt, photograph, and/or vintage advertisement, providing both attractive and highly useful, additional pedagogical and learning opportunities. Developed for the first-year composition market, this reader will also provide students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills to participate in the public conversations about human health, the environment, culture, travel, and politics"--