The Art of Writing English Literature Essays

For A-Level & Beyond
Author: Michael Meally
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993077821
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Page: 260
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This updated and expanded version for the new A-level specifications features extra sections on tragedy, comedy, stagecraft in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and advice on how to analyse an extract from a Shakespeare play. Whatever texts you're studying, the book will help you achieve top grades in A-level Literature. Featuring detailed analysis of a rich and eclectic mix of canonical A-level texts, from 'King Lear' to 'Frankenstein' and 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' covers everything you need to know to master high level literary discussion. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book takes readers through the art of close reading, through planning and writing essays and on to the tricky arts of using critics and contexts effectively. A book on how to read Literature, as well as how to write about it, 'The Art of Writing English Literature Essays' will help you to reach the highest grades.

The Art of Poetry

For Gcse and Beyond
Author: Neil Bowen,Michael Meally,Matthew Curry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993077852
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Page: 182
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'The Art of Poetry' is a poetry primer, a revision book and a guide to tackling the tricky art of 'unseen poems'. Exploring various key aspects of poems, the book sets out a clear methodology for reading poetry at GCSE & A-level. Twelve exemplar essays analyse a range of classic poems, from Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 to Seamus Heaney's 'Follower'. Written in a lively, accessible style the book is essential reading for students and teachers of English Literature. 'The Art of Poetry' features illuminating essays on: Sonnet 130, The Flea, London, Ozymandias, Pied Beauty, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Road not Taken, I Felt a Funeral, Dulce et Decorum Est, Do not go Gentle into that Good Night, Valentine & Follower

An English Teacher's Guide to Performance Tasks & Rubrics

High School
Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781883001933
Category: Education
Page: 189
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This book provides step-by-step procedures, student hand-outs, and samples of student work.

Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 -12: Strategies for Student Success


Author: Toby Karten
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609823
Category: Education
Page: 6
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The tri-fold laminated reference guide Common Core Standards & English Language Arts: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) by Toby Karten presents an at-a-glance overview of the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 6-12. It is intended to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the standards for diverse students, including those with special needs.Topics covered in the guide include: * Challenges of the cross-disciplinary design of CCSS for ELA at the secondary level * College and career readiness (CCR) * CCR anchor standards for reading: literature (RL) and informational text (RI) * CCR anchor standards for writing (W) * CCR anchor standards for speaking and listening (SL) * CCR anchor standards for language (L) * Differentiating instruction for students at different reading levels * Models for measuring and evaluating text complexity * Strategies for helping students with disabilities achieve ELA standards The CCSS for ELA raise the bar to ensure students master the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills they need to be college and career ready in literacy. They will yield effective outcomes for all students—including those with disabilities—if educators creatively and consistently embrace them and connect them to all of their students.

Compose Yourself!

A Guide to Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing in Secondary School
Author: Amy Rukea Stempel
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 160844645X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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At long last someone has produced THE practical guide for teaching analytical writing! Compose Yourself! lays out everything a teacher needs for teaching the art of clear, complete and well-organized writing in the content areas. In fact, I would purchase this guide for students as well as teachers-and not just for high school, but for both middle school and college as well. -Dr. Katherine Nolan, Education Consultant Finally, a book on how to teach analytical writing in all subjects. And the toolbox! I was thrilled to find templates, rubrics, and clear-cut examples for descriptive, process, and persuasive writing. Compose Yourself! is a must have for all teachers. -Susan King, Magnet School Administrator, Tampa FL, MSA National Board, National Presenter We are perceived by how well we write. Currently our nation's teachers are struggling to find time and tools to teach thoughtful, logical expository writing. Compose Yourself! is a simple, straightforward writing guide for all subject area teachers working to improve their students' analytical, expository writing skills. Compose Yourself! must find a place in the toolbox of our nation's secondary teachers. -William F. Roberts, Assistant Superintendent Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (California) Compose Yourself! A Guide to Critical Thinking & Analytical Writing in Secondary School is a quick and easy guide to teaching and learning critical thinking and analytical writing at the secondary level, regardless of the subject area. It is perfect for teachers, parents, and students who want to go beyond the worksheet to strengthen their thinking and writing skills, better learn and retain information, and improve overall academic performance. After using this guide, students will be able to write clear, concise, analytical responses to complex, real-world questions in all subjects. This resource includes step-by-step processes, copious examples, writing checklists, helpful tips, and black-line masters, all to help all students improve their thinking and writing. Amy Rukea Stempel has been zealously working in education and education reform since 1989. Prior to founding Lightbulb Learning Services, which specializes in the alignment of curriculum to academic standards, literacy development, and classroom/school leadership, she has led standards and curriculum development projects for the Education Trust, Edison Schools, Inc. (formerly the Edison Project) and standards development efforts for the Council for Basic education. In addition to experience in education policy, Ms. Stempel has also taught literature in the International Baccalaureate program for many years and has happily lived the harried and stimulating life of a classroom teacher. Ms. Stempel's prior publications include, Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students, Standards for Excellence in Education (contributor), Where in the World Are We? The Need for International Benchmarking, Six Case Studies of Performance Assessment, and Standards: A Vision for Learning. Many years ago, Ms. Stempel completed a B.A. in English from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies (with concentrations in literature and history) from Georgetown University.

The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop

Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing
Author: Danell Jones
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307492915
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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In this brilliantly imagined book, author Danell Jones mines the diaries, essays, correspondence, and fiction of a literary legend to create an unforgettable master class in the art of writing. Using Virginia Woolf’s own words, this inspiring, instructive, and entertaining guide will delight fans, students, and teachers alike—and at last give Woolf a classroom of her own. Imagine what it might be like if Virginia Woolf were teaching a writers’ workshop. What would she say? What elements of her own experience would writers today find valuable? Now one need only to look within these pages to delight in her magic. For here, perched at the podium of a classroom, Woolf is ready to discuss the advice for writers that she scattered throughout her work. From nurturing ideas and dealing with self-doubt to creating a completed work and getting published, here is a wellspring of practical advice, invaluable insights on the creative life, and dozens of “writing sparks”— exercises for writers of all levels— inspired by Woolf’s most well-known works. Take your seat in class as she shares her wisdom, wit, and expertise on a range of matters, including: •The value of experimentation •How to use a journal for inspiration •The importance of reading, walking, and practicing •Methods for learning from great writers Also provided are recommendations for further reading as well as the original sources of all of Woolf’s quotes For deeper exploration. Let Woolf’s utterly unique vision guide you to your own distinct voice at the same time that you deepen your appreciation and knowledge of her as a revolutionary writer and thinker. From the Hardcover edition.

A Companion to American Art


Author: John Davis,Jennifer A. Greenhill,Jason D. LaFountain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118542495
Category: Art
Page: 680
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A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history. Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship

Views from an Irish Barbarian


Author: Jonathan Bower
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
ISBN: 1782220909
Category: Art
Page: 178
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This collection of essays on a wide range of subjects is witness to the author's stimulating cultural symbiosis with Tunisia, where over a period of more than thirty years, he became a kind of Irish 'Barbarian'.

Attack of the Copula Spiders

Essays on Writing
Author: Douglas Glover
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1926845471
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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A GLOBE & MAIL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2012 “Glover is a master of narrative structure.” —Wall Street Journal In the tradition of E.M. Forster, John Gardner, and James Wood, Douglas Glover has produced a book on writing at once erudite, anecdotal, instructive, and amusing. Attack of the Copula Spiders represents the accumulated wisdom of a remarkable literary career: novelist, short story writer, essayist, teacher and mentor, Glover has for decades been asking the vital questions. How does the way we read influence the way we write? What do craft books fail to teach aspiring writers about theme, about plot and subplot, about constructing point of view? How can we maintain drama on the level of the sentence—and explain drama in the sentences of others? What is the relationship of form and art? How do you make words live? Whether his subject is Alice Munro, Cervantes, or the creative writing classroom, Glover’s take is frank and fresh, demonstrating again and again that graceful writers must first be strong readers. This collection is a call-to-arms for all lovers of English, and Attack of the Copula Spiders our best defense against the assaults of a post-literate age. Douglas Glover is the award-winning author of five story collections, four novels, and two works of non-fiction. He is currently on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. Praise for Douglas Glover "So sharp, so evocative, that the reader sees well beyond the tissue of words into ... the author's poetic grace." - The New Yorker "Glover invents his own assembly of critical approaches and theories that is eclectic, personal, scholarly, and smart ... a direction for future literary criticism to take." - The Denver Quarterly "A ribald, raunchy wit with a talent for searing self-investigation." - The Globe and Mail "Knotty, intelligent, often raucously funny." - Maclean's "Passionately intricate." - The Chicago Tribune "Darkly humorous, simultaneously restless and relentless." - Kirkus Reviews

Moving Beyond the Page

A Reader for Writing and Thinking
Author: Elpida Morfetas,Tanya Ceolin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195439496
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 407
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Moving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and Thinking is a comprehensive, broadly based collection of 40 classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction pieces by Canadian and international writers. Innovative in its approach, this brand new text helps students develop the vocabulary, reading comprehension, analysis, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient paragraph and essay writers. Pre- and post-reading learning tools accompany each selection to prepare students for the essay or story they are about to read and enable them to put their new skills to the test. With a rich variety of selections and an abundance of pedagogical features throughout, this is an indispensable resource that will truly engage students in the multi-layered processes of reading, writing, and thinking.

Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay


Author: Kimberly Hill Campbell,Kristi Latimer
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108521
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 220
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Love it or hate it, the five-paragraph essay is perhaps the most frequently taught form of writing in classrooms of yesterday and today. But have you ever actually seen five-paragraph essays outside of school walls? Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer reviewed the research on the effectiveness of the form as a teaching tool and discovered that the research does not support the five-paragraph formula. --from publisher description.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English


Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314179
Category: Reference
Page: 1010
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Learning and Teaching about Islam

Essays in Understanding
Author: Caroline Ellwood
Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd
ISBN: 1908095288
Category: Islam
Page: 163
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With a foreword by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, this collection of contributions from leading contributors on the teaching of Islam in schools is aimed as a step towards improving intercultural understanding. '...Powerful and elegant... offers the reader a deeper knowledge of Islamic history and faith, its views on education and its perceptions of Western culture.' Jackie Holderness, International School magazine

The Formation of College English

Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in the British Cultural Provinces
Author: Thomas P. Miller
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822956235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 345
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In the middle of the eighteenth century, English literature, composition, and rhetoric were introduced almost simultaneously into colleges throughout the British cultural provinces. Professorships of rhetoric and belles lettres were established just as print was reaching a growing reading public and efforts were being made to standardize educated taste and usage. The provinces saw English studies as a means to upward social mobility through cultural assimilation. In the educational centers of England, however, the introduction of English represented a literacy crisis brought on by provincial institutions that had failed to maintain classical texts and learned languages. Today, as rhetoric and composition have become reestablished in the humanities in American colleges, English studies are being broadly transformed by cultural studies, community literacies, and political controversies. Once again, English departments that are primarily departments of literature see these basic writing courses as a sign of a literacy crisis that is undermining the classics of literature. The Formation of College English reexamines the civic concerns of rhetoric and the politics that have shaped and continue to shape college English.

Inhabited by Stories

Critical Essays on Tales Retold
Author: Nancy A. Barta-Smith,Danette DiMarco
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443843660
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 390
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Intertextuality has signaled change, appropriation, adaptation, and derivation. It has focused readers on irresolvable questions of influence and origination, progressive or regressive movement across continents, periods, and media. Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold takes a different approach. What would a model of literary study look like that steps out of time’s river and embraces not only the presence and proximity of the world to the senses, but also of the past and the future to the present here and now? When stories inhabit us, imagination and memory extend our ability to see and feel. Phenomenological experience is lived, not just thought. Such a perspective suggests that the past and future inhabit the present, increase the depth of sensory perception itself, and enrich the range of our affective and ethical responses. Grounded in the lived experience of reading, this perspective offers an alternative to an idea of intertextuality as simply following lines of influence and appropriation. It focuses on the expansion of experience created by telling and retelling stories. Ironically, for literary theorists and critics, perhaps the highest form of both praise and critique is a tale retold, since such retellings attest to literature’s instructive power and its perennial regeneration.

Dictionary of Literature in English


Author: Neil King,Sarah King
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579583811
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 189
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

Way beyond Words

Poetry on Reflection
Author: Alan Gilbert
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469751641
Category: Poetry
Page: 130
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After years of decline, poetry is once again regaining its rightful place in the field of popular art and entertainment. This growth has been spurred on by the advent of social networking, which has made it possible for groups of poets to emerge, led by poets who are confident and at ease with their art. One among these is author Alan Gilbert. Way beyond Words: Poetry on Reflection is Gilbert’s fourth book of poetry—a collection of poems covering a myriad of feelings and emotions. Gilbert has been influenced by the romantic poets as well as more contemporary writers such as Phillip Larkin. He has developed a unique way of exploring evocative poetry in his range and style. Rejecting the obscure language that has deterred readers in the past in favour of poetry that speaks to the soul, Gilbert has created artful poems that hold an immediate, powerful appeal and evoke intense feelings. Examining topics from love lost to a brightly shooting star, the poetry in Way beyond Words seeks to inspire all to explore the wide range of human emotions.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Style and Consciousness in Middle English Narrative


Author: John M. Ganim
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400855179
Category: Poetry
Page: 190
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John M. Ganim presents a revised theory of late medieval literary history based on the relationship of the poet to the reader. His work shows how the increasingly compromised exemplary intent of later medieval poets led them to dramatize the reader as a character in the text and to develop complex forms of narrative characterized by discontinuity, distortion, and disorientation. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Athenæum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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