Children’s Writer’s Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 794

Provides writing samples and vocabulary appropriate for grades one through six and lists synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words

2002 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 764

Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject

The Silver Sword

Author: Ian Serraillier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 562

The classic tale of a journey through war-torn Europe. Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.

Daily Journals

Author: Carol Simpson

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 141

Ideas and examples for helping children keep journals and do other creative writing activities.

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 987

A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Learning to Write Differently

Beginning Writers and Word Processing

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 344

This volume explores in detail the ways that working with word processing interacts with the social processes of classrooms to shape participants' theories and practices of writing. It offers an expanded image of the ways teachers construct writing curricula that includes word processing, and reveals an interactive, long-term relationship between the writing contexts teachers and children construct and the capacities and requirements of writing tools. The volume also builds an analytic framework for thinking and talking about teachers, students and technology, which captures the dynamic interrelationships over time of classroom cultures, teachers' interpretations and decisions, and uses of word processing. The authors argue that over time both teachers and children learned ways to write differently with word processing. That is, working with word processing shaped the ways teachers thought about teaching and learning writing, and also shaped the ways beginning writers understood and practiced the activity. This volume makes clear that word processing itself does not make children write better, prompt them to revise more, or teach them new writing strategies. But, when teachers and students work together with word processing, they often construct social contexts within which children have opportunities to learn new writing strategies, new ways to think about strategies they already have, and ways to execute those strategies efficiently.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Author: Peter Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1416

View: 991

Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.

The Gothic in Children's Literature

Haunting the Borders

Author: Anna Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 600

From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children’s literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children’s literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children’s literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children’s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children’s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children’s literature for as long as children have been reading.