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Romano, Tom
Fearless writing : multigenre to motivate and inspire / Tom Romano
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2013]
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1631 .R593 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Language arts (Middle school) -- United States
Language arts (Secondary) -- United States
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching
Report writing -- Study and teaching
English language -- Style
Literary form
Physical Description v, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198)
Contents Machine generated contents note: Section I Origins, Definitions, Sample Multigenre Paper -- 1.Personal History: A Shift in the Territory -- Student Voice: "Unfinished Music #1 -- John" -- 2.Why Read Fearless Writing? -- 3.Definition of Multigenre -- 4.Some Multigenre History: Dialog with a Skeptic -- Melding fact and imagination -- 5.Definition of Multigenre in the Spirit of Multigenre -- 6.What's Wrong with Exposition? (Well-Written, Pointed, Voiceful Exposition, of Course) -- Writing as mural, not snapshot -- 7.Narrative Thinking -- "Logic and sermons never convince The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul" -- Student Voice: "Grey Area" -- 8."Make 'Em Write One" -- 9.Multigenre Before Multigenre -- Surprising facts about writers blending genres -- 10.Multigenre Interlude -- Student Voice: "Motivation Massacre 2007" -- Section II Assignment and Preparation -- 11.The Many ways of Multigenre -- Multigenre assignment: specific instructions with room to soar -- Multigenre Anxiety -- 12.Multigenre Through Media -- Introduce multigenre with Ken Burns' Jazz -- 13.Tilling the Garden: Idea Exploration and Research Design -- Student Voice: "Five Multigenre Ideas with Annotations" -- Student Voice: "MGP Research Design" -- 14.Memo for a Final Boost -- Encouragement, research strategies, flow -- Section III what to Write, How to write it -- 15.what to Write About -- Alert students to places where writing hides -- 16.Don't Run from Exposition -- Vividly explain, cogently argue (sometimes with sass) -- Student Voices: Expository writing -- 17.Crafting Narrative -- Anchoring multigenre in story Flashes: characters who yearn -- Student Voice: "Treasure Lost" -- 18.Quality Writing -- Personify abstractions: "Procrastination sits around in his bathrobe" -- Student Voices: "Regret," "Exhaustion," "Freewriting," "History and Tradition" -- Revision is the party -- 19.Poetry -- What makes poems poems -- "Near the End" / Nancy McDonald -- "Waiting for the Dog" and writing process comments by Ken Brewer -- Student Poem that Sucks -- Student Voice: "taste" -- 20.Easing into Poetry Through Imitation -- "Report to Ken Brewer, Poet Laureate of Utah" / Tom Romano -- Student Voices: "where I'm From," "The Truth About Why I Dig," and "Unit Of Measure" -- "The Truth About Why I Love Potatoes" / Mekeel McBride -- 21.Prose Poetry -- The lively hybrid without rhyme or line -- Student Voices: "Making Meaning," "Cold," "Twice a Year the Library Bustles" -- 22.Prose Poem or Flash Fiction -- which? -- "Trouble Sleeping" / Tom Romano -- 23.where the Mind wanders. Part I: Stream of Consciousness -- Capture the illusion and glory of raw thought: courting spontaneity -- Student Voice: "on a bus in germany/Switzerland in june after high school graduation" -- 24.Where the Mind wanders. Part II: Writing Dreams -- Imagine dreamscapes to reveal character "Brad's Dream" / Donald M. Murray -- Student Voice: "Recurring Dream" -- 25.Innovative Genres -- Often, the best parts of multigenre papers arise organically from the material and the writer at work -- Student Voices: "The Learning Abled: A Definition," Visual Elements, "The Little Mermaid Uncovered," Dedications -- Section IV Prime Spots -- 26.Don't Dis the Beginning -- Arouse readers' interest from the start -- Student Voices: Four multigenre beginnings -- 27.of Golden Threads and Unity: "I Remember That!" -- Introduce unity through film -- Employ artful repetition to unify: five strategies -- Student Voice: Ellen's Golden Thread -- 28.Another Rhetorical Space -- Create endnotes that enlighten -- Student Voice: "How I Became a Writer in the Sixth Grade" and corresponding endnote -- A ghost from teaching past: Jonathan -- Section V Evaluation and Reflection -- 29.Evaluation and Learning -- An unconventional rubric When rubric turns trivial: Marina -- 30.Self-Assessment: Raising the Blinds -- Student Voice: "I don't need another rubric for why I missed the mark" -- 31.Pre-Game: Multigenre Meets the Common Core Standards -- 32.What's Right and wrong with the Standards for writing -- 33.Something Hot and Savory
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