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A Portfolio Primer (USED)

A Portfolio Primer (USED)

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A Portfolio Primer explains how any teacher can build a community of writers, using portfolios to demonstrate progress across the curriculum. Intended for teachers of grades three through twelve, the book outlines practical strategies for ensuring that students explore meaningful challenges and develop essential speaking skills.

Author Geof Hewitt chairs Vermont's Writing Assessment Leadership Committee, which designed the nation's first statewide portfolio-based writing assessment program. Recognizing the new national emphasis on assessing students' learning, he explores a range of uses for portfolios that complement formal assessment programs for all subjects. Key to the success of a classroom program is the students' regular use of their portfolios and the ongoing activity of reflecting on, and editing, their selections.

Hewitt suggests the kinds of work that should go into a student's portfolio. In a step-by-step review of the writing process, he explains how to guide students in developing their own processes and argues that the process should be reserved for only those pieces toward which the student feels substantial commitment.

A Portfolio Primer provides generous samples of student work, including two portfolios reprinted in their entirety, as well as a variety of tools for formal and informal assessments. The book also offers practical suggestions for ensuring ownership so that students can control and witness their own development in the classroom.

Because Writing Matters; Improving Student Writing in Our Schools (USED)

Because Writing Matters; Improving Student Writing in Our Schools (USED)

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Because Writing Matters examines the myths and realities surrounding the teaching of writing in schools. This important book reveals how kids learn to write, what schools need to do to teach writing effectively, and shows that effective writing teachers address more than content and skills. Sponsored by the National Writing Project, a nationally recognized organization for teachers, Because Writing Matters offers step-by-step recommendations for developing effective writing programs in all grades. Each of the book's action steps is prioritized from the easily achieved to the larger and longer term.
Bird by Bird (USED)

Bird by Bird (USED)

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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"

"Superb writing advice... hilarious, helpful and provocative." -- "New York Times Book Review."

"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." -- "Los Angeles Times."

"A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write... sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind -- a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing "now," while we still can." -- "Seattle Times."

Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide; The Do's, Don'ts and Expectations Involved in Professional Book Signings (USED)

Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide; The Do's, Don'ts and Expectations Involved in Professional Book Signings (USED)

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Are you an author? Do you have a new book that you're looking to promote to potential new fans? Have you considered venturing out into the book signing circuit? Maybe you've thought about it for a while but haven't been sure how to go about it. Perhaps you're reluctant because you don't know what to expect. Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide gives you a simple and straightforward breakdown of everything involved in book signing events, from where to hold your event, what to have with you, what to avoid, how to save money, how to carry yourself like a professional author and much more.

Congratulations, Graduate! (USED)

Congratulations, Graduate! (USED)

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Congratulations Graduate! is a collection of 21 inspiring commencement addresses by notable achievers, including Tom Hanks, Arianna Huffington, David Sedaris, Anna Quindlen, Barbara Kingsolver, David McCullough, Anna Deavere Smith, Thomas L. Friedman, Wendell Berry, Muhammad Yunus, Kathryn Sullivan, Ian McEwan, Anne Lamott, and more! This book offers a diverse array of moving, uplifting, and wonderfully humorous commencement addresses that provide important life lessons and inspiration. Congratulations Graduate! is the perfect gift for graduates!
Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life into Story (USED)

Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life into Story (USED)

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This book is for anyone who has always wanted to write about their life, but wondered how to get started, how to keep going, and whether it's even worth it. Veteran author and teacher Barbara Abercrombie explains how to put the messy details of the typical life into orderly, clear, and meaningful form. In reader-friendly language, she describes how to keep a journal, craft a personal essay, or write a memoir, autobiography, or work of fiction. The book includes lessons to embolden writers and practical guidelines for getting published, as well as a guide explaining how to "get real" with oneself as a writer and with one's expectations of getting published. Courage and Craft gives a nuts-and-bolts overview of the personal writing genre, exercises to keep the inner critic at bay, inspiration from writers who've been there, and practical advice for getting those words on the page and out into the world.

D.H.Lawrence and Nine Women Writers (USED)

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This work sheds new light on the way nine women writers of Lawrence's time and ours reacted to his fiction, poetry, and criticism in their own work.

Elements of Editing; A Modern Guide for Editors and Journalists (USED)

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From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature (USED)

From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature (USED)

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When Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in April of 1861, Walt Whitman declared it "the volcanic upheaval of the nation"--the bloody inception of a war that would dramatically alter the shape and character of American culture along with its political, racial, and social landscape. Prior to the war, America's leading writers had been integral to helping the young nation imagine itself, assert its beliefs, and realize its immense potential. When the Civil War erupted, it forced them to witness not only unimaginable human carnage on the battlefield, but also the disintegration of the foundational symbolic order they had helped to create. The war demanded new frameworks for understanding the world and new forms of communication that could engage with the immensity of the conflict. It fostered both social and cultural experimentation.

Now available in paperback, From Battlefields Rising explores the profound impact of the war on writers including Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass. As the writers of the time grappled with the war's impact on the individual and the national psyche, their responses multiplied and transmuted. Whitman's poetry and prose, for example, was chastened and deepened by his years spent ministering to wounded soldiers; off the battlefield, the anguish of war would come to suffuse the austere, elliptical poems that Emily Dickinson was writing from afar; and Hawthorne was rendered silent by his reading of military reports and talks with soldiers. Calling into question every prior presumption and ideal, the war forever changed America's early idealism-and consequently its literature-into something far more ambivalent and raw.

An absorbing group portrait of the period's most important writers, From Battlefields Rising flashes with forgotten historical details and elegant new ideas. It alters previous perceptions about the evolution of American literature and how Americans have understood and expressed their common history.

Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books (USED)

Getting it Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books (USED)

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Writers and publishers depend on one another, but it often seems as if they speak two different languages. "Getting It Published" is a lively, insider's guide to academic publishing a book that will tell you not only how publishing works, but how you can make it work for you. Written by a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, the book fields the big questions in a scholar's life. Why do editors choose some books and decline others? How does a writer decide where to submit a project? How does the review process work, and why is it necessary? What can an author expect from a publishing house before, during, and after publication? William Germano answers these questions and more, and along the way, offers encouragement, tips, and warnings.
This savvy guide unravels the mysteries of publishing and walks you through the process from start to finish. You'll learn how to think about your book before you submit it and what you need to know about your contract. With wit and humor, Germano also addresses some of the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how and how not to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. Graduate students, recent Ph.D.'s, and experienced authors alike will appreciate the chapters on "Quotations, Pictures, and Other Headaches" and on compiling and editing collections and anthologies.
"Scholarly publishing is a big, noisy, conversation about the ideas that shape our world," Germano writes, "Here's how to make your book part of that conversation.""