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Teaching Students to Make Writing Visual & Vivid: Grades 5 & Up: Lessons and Strategies for Helping Students Elaborate Using Imagery, Anecdotes, Dialogue, Figurative Language, Cinematic Techniques, Sc
Contributor(s): Finkle, David Lee

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ISBN: 0545147816     ISBN-13: 9780545147811
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: July 2010

It’s all about the pictures. When student writers rely primarily on vague statements, adjectives, and adverbs, their writing doesn’t score well on tests, and worse, sounds generic, voiceless, and dull. Creating vivid pictures is the key to good writing. In this book, a teacher/writer/cartoonist provides tools for helping students write about people, places, events, and even abstractions so that their readers can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste their topics. The author demonstrates ways to use figurative language, movie techniques, moment-by-moment narration, hypothetical scenarios, and dialogue to make any kind of writing come alive on the page. For use with Grades 5 & Up.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
English language.
English language; Writing.
Language arts (Secondary)
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Teaching Methods & Materials
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Composition & Creative Writing
Dewey: 371
LCCN: 2010283976
Academic/Grade Level: Professional
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.78 lbs) 144 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): David Lee Finkle is a National Board-Certified Teacher who has taught English in middle and high schools throughout Florida since 1990. He is the author of Writing Extraordinary Essays---Every Middle Schooler Can! (Scholastic, 2008). He has also written Making My Escape, a Young Adult novel, and co-authored with his son, Christopher, a spy-fi fantasy thriller called Portents. David's comic strip, "Mr. Fitz" runs five days a week in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
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