Write Like this Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Write Like this


  • Author : Kelly Gallagher
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571108968

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Write Like this Excerpt :

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers. 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. Write Like This is built around a central premise: if students are to grow as writers, they need to read good writing, they need to study good writing, and, most important, they need to emulate good writers. In Write Like This, Kelly emphasizes real-world writing purposes, the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now. Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse: express and reflect, inform and explain, evaluate and judge, inquire and explore, analyze and interpret, and take a stand/propose a solution. In teaching these lessons, Kelly provides mentor texts (professional samples as well as models he has written in front of his students), student writing samples, and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing. By helping teachers bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms, Write Like This enables students to become better adolescent writers. More important, the practices found in this book will help our students develop the writing skills they will need to become adult writers in the real world.

Mentor Texts Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mentor Texts


  • Author : Lynne R. Dorfman
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Children's literature
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625311313

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Mentor Texts Excerpt :

In their first edition of Mentor Texts, authors Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6, 2nd Edition the authors continue to show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Dorfman and Cappelli offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. The authors write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

Reading Like a Writer Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

Reading Like a Writer


  • Author : Francine Prose
  • Publisher : Union Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908526144

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Reading Like a Writer Excerpt :

DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

How to Write Like Tolstoy Book

How to Write Like Tolstoy


  • Author : Richard Cohen
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987737

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How to Write Like Tolstoy Excerpt :

A thought-provoking journey inside the minds of the world’s most accomplished storytellers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SPECTATOR • “Richard Cohen’s book acted as a tonic to me. It didn’t make me more Russian, but it fired up my imagination. I have never annotated a book so fiercely.”—Hilary Mantel “There are three rules for writing a novel,” Somerset Maugham is said to have said. “Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” How then to bring characters to life, find a voice, kill your darlings, or run that most challenging of literary gauntlets, writing a sex scene? What made Nabokov choose the name Lolita? Why did Fitzgerald use firstperson narration in The Great Gatsby ? How did Kerouac, who raged against revision, finally come to revise On the Road ? Veteran editor and author Richard Cohen takes us on an engrossing journey into the lives and minds of the world’s greatest writers, from Honoré de Balzac and George Eliot to Virginia Woolf and Zadie Smith—with a few mischievous detours to visit Tolstoy along the way. In a scintillating tour d’horizon, Cohen lays bare the tricks, motivations, and techniques of the literary greats, revealing their obsessions and flaws and how we can learn from them along the way.

Write Like Hemingway Book

Write Like Hemingway


  • Author : Ed Gleason
  • Publisher : Cider Mill Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604338874

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Write Like Hemingway Excerpt :

An examination of how The Kansas City Star’s style guide shaped Hemingway’s unmistakable writing style. Acclaimed for his lean, succinct prose, Write Like Hemingway connects the dots between Ernest Hemingway’s earliest writing job and his most memorable fiction. After graduating high school, and before heading to Italy to drive an ambulance during World War I, “Papa” spent about 6 months over the course of 1917 and 1918 writing police reports for The Kansas City Star. Following the paper’s style guide, with rules like “Use short sentences,” and approximately 100 more similarly exacting ones, Hemingway learned how to write, and carried these lessons of narrative economy with him for the rest of his life.

Write Like You Talk Only Better Book

Write Like You Talk Only Better


  • Author : Barb Sawyers
  • Publisher : Barb Sawyers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465889072

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Write Like You Talk Only Better Excerpt :

What happens when you write like you talk--only better?You have fun, like you have ever since you learned to talk.Your writing flows. You connect and make friends.You think about what matters. You see your writing accomplish your goals.Here are 10 reasons why you need to read this book1. Build relationships with the people who matter to you.2. Reach out to many more.3. Create enjoyment for you and the people you connect with.4. Work with your first and favorite way to communicate-talking.5. Avoid writer's block.6. Get to the point, so you won't waste anyone's time.7. Remember the five grammar rules you need to look good.8. Write tight for social media and busy people.9. Advance to the next level of writing skill through techniques from movies, music and other media.10. Move closer to fulfilling your potential.

How to Write Like a Pro Book

How to Write Like a Pro


  • Author : Barry Tarshis
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release Date : 1983-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105002555170

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Write Like a Ninja Book

Write Like a Ninja


  • Author : Andrew Jennings
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472988317

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Write Like a Ninja Excerpt :

'Super engaging and accessible' PIERS TORDAY 'Empowers children to be creative, perseverant and write independently' TEACH PRIMARY 'A must-have book for any young writer' JANE CONSIDINE 'An imaginative and affordable resource' CLASS READS If you're looking for emergency literacy help in a handy, pocket-sized book, then Write Like a Ninja is perfect for you. Crammed full of writing and grammar tips, prompts to get children thinking of rich alternatives and Alan Peat's exciting sentences, this gem of a book is perfect for children aged 7 upwards either as an invaluable classroom aid or a brilliant dip-in thesaurus to use at home. It contains everything a budding writer needs to flourish as an author and meet the demands of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for English. This engaging, easy-to-use book allows children to write with confidence. There are awesome alternatives for overused adjectives, as well as themed vocabulary lists for describing settings, characters, food and drink, and more. From examples of metaphors, similes and superlatives to verbs, conjunctions and adjectives, this is a user-friendly book that children will turn to again and again to build their own ideas and enrich their writing. This neat little book will save hours of time spent tracking down resources and finding examples for children, and empower them to write independently using rich vocabulary, varied language and exciting sentences – all leading to becoming top writing ninjas! For more must-have Ninja books by Andrew Jennings (@VocabularyNinja), check out the Vocabulary Ninja and Comprehension Ninja classroom and home learning resources.

Write Like You Mean It Book

Write Like You Mean It


  • Author : Steve Gamel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 1612545270

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Write Like You Mean It Excerpt :

Award-winning journalist and content writer Steve Gamel shares his best writing strategies gathered over the years of his career. Whether you're an old hand at writing, a novice, or a college professor aspiring to write full-time, this book is for you, so you too can Write Like You Mean It!

I Can Write Like That  Book

I Can Write Like That


  • Author : Susan Ehmann
  • Publisher : International Reading Assn
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 087207708X

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I Can Write Like That Excerpt :

"In these pages you'll discover engaging fiction and nonfiction children's books and ideas for using them to their maximum potential as teaching tools. And you will find new ways to give your students ... models for their own writing."--Page 4 of cover.

Write Like a Pro  Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work  and in Life  Book

Write Like a Pro Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work and in Life


  • Author : Carl Hausman
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2016-03-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440844157

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Write Like a Pro Ten Techniques for Getting Your Point Across at Work and in Life Excerpt :

For those looking to become great business writers, this practical guide supplies clear instruction and examples of how to organize thoughts into written form, impart information with pinpoint accuracy, persuade, and hold the reader's interest: in short, to use language to get what you want. • Presents a clear, no-nonsense guide to excellent writing using easily grasped tricks and techniques employed by top writers • Encapsulates these key writing methodologies in ten basic techniques, each broken down into ten actionable steps • Provides an immediate "take-away" and valuable, practical advice for becoming a better writer in each paragraph • Describes and demonstrates the steps in a way that is memorable and even enjoyable to learn

Point Made Book

Point Made


  • Author : Ross Guberman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199943852

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Point Made Excerpt :

In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

Write Like a Chemist Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Write Like a Chemist


  • Author : Marin Robinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2008-08-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195367423

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Write Like a Chemist Excerpt :

Concise writing and organizational skills are stressed throughout, and "move structures" teach students conventional ways to present their stories of scientific discovery.

Don t Write Like You Talk Book

Don t Write Like You Talk


  • Author : Catharine Bramkamp
  • Publisher : 3L Pub
  • Release Date : 2010-01-13
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 0615328873

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Don t Write Like You Talk Excerpt :

OMG: Don't write like you talk! We live in a culture saturated by improper English and grammar where continual text messages, incoherent posts on Twitter or Facebook, and poorly written emails pass as writing. Well, time to toss out those embarrassing grammar errors and change your "naughty" (a.k.a., lazy) writing ways. Smart Girls ready to improve their writing will not only laugh their way through this funny, entertaining and informative book Don't Write Like You Talk helps writers of all skill levels understand basic principles to improve all writing, from emails to blogs---and from short stories to novels. Using fun, sassy and useful examples, Don't Write Like You Talk provides tools to polish your writing---or just look really smart. This is the book to own: a copy to adorn your office; a copy for your library; a copy for your dorm room; or even a copy for the bathroom shelf. So put a little moxie back into your writing and purchase a copy today

Listen Up  Writer  How Not to Write Like an Amateur Book

Listen Up Writer How Not to Write Like an Amateur


  • Author : Nikki Hanna
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0997814136

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Listen Up Writer How Not to Write Like an Amateur Excerpt :

Tips on achieving authorship through the mastery of writing craft and how to define success so joy and purpose are promoted are presented in concise terms and with wit and fresh perspectives.