Poemcrazy

Freeing Your Life with Words

Author: Susan G. Wooldridge

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307559122

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Following the success of several recent inspirational and practical books for would-be writers, Poemcrazy is a perfect guide for everyone who ever wanted to write a poem but was afraid to try. Writing workshop leader Susan Wooldridge shows how to think, use one's senses, and practice exercises that will make poems more likely to happen.

Foolsgold

Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process

Author: Susan G. Wooldridge

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 030749554X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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In this personal, inspiring guide to a creative life, Wooldridge shares her own journey of the heart—from loss and grief to a return to wholeness and joy. Offering poetry exercises, journal writing, and other practices to encourage creative play—including foraging and assembling collages with found objects—Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process will motivate you to reevaluate what’s most important in your world. Through intimate stories about transforming what life brings your way, the book will help open your heart to more creativity—DELIGHT AND VITALITY—whether it’s through photography, dance, gardening, cooking, songwriting, or poetry. Foolsgold includes dozens of suggestions to help you free the artist within by cultivating a creative lifestyle that will not only expand and inspire you but may also ground and heal you. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Write a Nonfiction Book

From Planning to Promotion in 6 Simple Steps

Author: Bobbi Linkemer

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0982674678

Category: Reference

Page: 86

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How to Write a Nonfiction Book: From planning to promotion in 6 simple steps ... Seventh Edition takes the mystery out of the book writing process! Here’s what you need to know: • What it takes to be an author • How to write a proposal • What, when, & how to write • Who can help you • What production includes • What your publishing options are • How to reach your readers • What else you should read

The Power of Words

Learning Vocabulary in Grades 4-9

Author: Scott C. Greenwood

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607097281

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book provides teachers with the hows and whys of effective vocabulary instruction, through the use of visual organizers, user-friendly appendices, classroom vignettes, and simple, clear language, encouraging professionals to truly engage their pupils.

Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write?

Author: S. Rebecca Leigh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097135

Category: Education

Page: 116

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This book addresses (and aims to dismantle) writer woundedness, a state of being that prevents students from trusting themselves as capable of writing something they can feel good about. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invites students to begin a new writing history through a collection of 48 free-writes that explore list writing, aesthetic writing, word craft, and writing that delves into personal life stories. These free-writes are invitations to develop a lead or improve a story title, to discover a character’s name or replace one word for another that is more vivid, to locate a story idea or revise a story’s focus. More than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes creative consciousness over correctness, where writing is a vehicle for exploring identity and (re)claiming voice across multiple grade levels. This book is for the wounded student writer as much as it is for the wounded classroom teacher as writer, who may feel burdened by his/her own writing history such that he/she struggles with where or how to start. For each free-write, Leigh offers Before Writing, During Writing, and After Writing suggestions with samples of student writing to guide teachers into writing engagements with their students that break down walls and open up new vistas.

Poem Central

Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109633

Category: Education

Page: 320

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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

Bathing with Ants

Author: Susan Wooldridge

Publisher: Bear Star Press

ISBN: 9780971960749

Category: Poetry

Page: 32

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Poetry. "Susan Wooldridge's poems arrive breathless with the wonder and power of language, drenched in the magic of the natural world, and touched with mysticism. With one foot grounded in humor and the other in awe, she takes on topics ranging from driving a car full of vegetables to the eros of geese, but her true subject is always the mysterious intersection of the human and what lies beyond our power to describe"--Alison Luterman. Susan Wooldridge's previous book is titled Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life With Words (Clarkson Potter, 1996). She curently lives in Chico, California.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Zen of Proposal Writing

An Expert's Stress-free Path to Winning Proposals : with a Special Section on Presenting Your Ideas in Person

Author: Kitta Reeds

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609806494

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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A guide to writing successful proposals--for everything from a new marketing concept to seeking a grant to asking for a raise--utilizes classic Zen parables that illuminate the author's advice and how-to-guidelines.

Writer's guide to book editors, publishers, and literary agents 1999-2000

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761513537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 984

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Over the years,Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agentshas helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders,Writer's Guidegets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. Writer's Guideis your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants offWriter's Market." —Michael Werner, coauthor ofDatabases for BusinessesandUsing Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." —Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author ofA Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, andWalking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" —Derek Savage, author ofThe Second ComingandThe Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." —Eileen Oster, author ofThe Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." —Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." —Walter Lambert, author ofHealing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." —Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." —Paul Nathan,Publishers Weekly "Writer's Guidehas eclipsed bothLiterary Market PlaceandWriter's Marketas a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." —Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Hermanis founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents, 1998-1999

Who They Are! What They Want! and How to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761510123

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 984

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

Risking Intensity

Reading and Writing Poetry with High School Students

Author: Judith Michaels

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 169

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Grade level: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, s, t.

The Unschooling Handbook

How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom

Author: Mary Griffith

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780761512769

Category: Education

Page: 230

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To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved. Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you!

The Writer's Mentor

Secrets of Success from the World's Great Writers

Author: Ian Jackman

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375720611

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Advice in the words of the most successful writers ever is presented in thematic chapters for easy reference.

Change My Life Forever

Giving Voice to English-language Learners

Author: Maureen Barbieri

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325004730

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Through case studies and classroom vignettes Barbieri reveals the power of literacy to change students' perspectives and give them hope.

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

800 Editors & Art Directors Who Buy Your Writing & Illustrations

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898799354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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"Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the only market guide available for creators of children's literature. The country's largest organization for writers is the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-a sure sign that writing for children is the hottest thing going." --Alice Pope, editor 2000 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Writing Through Childhood

Rethinking Process and Product

Author: Shelley Harwayne

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 409

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In "Writing Through Childhood," Shelley dares us to rethink our beliefs about how we design writing workshops, use writer's notebooks, choose appropriate genres, and teach spelling.

Learning from young children in the classroom

the art & science of teacher research

Author: Daniel R. Meier,Barbara Henderson

Publisher: Teachers College Pr

ISBN: 9780807747681

Category: Education

Page: 199

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This practical resource is a comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships, language and literacy learning, as well as work with parents and families.