From reader to writer: teaching writing through classic children's books

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Douglas & McIntyre,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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As a child, Sarah Ellis made up plenty of stories but could never think of any when called upon in school. As an adult, she discovered a way to encourage children to express their creativity. The result is From Reader to Writer, a trove of suggestions and activities that use classic children's literature to inspire and liberate kids' imaginations. Each of the 17 chapters consists of an intriguing anecdote about an author, from Louisa May Alcott to Susan Cooper, that describes their childhood, what they read, and the sources for their books. Each anecdote leads into a writing activity, which can range from simple to sophisticated and can be adapted to different classroom situations. Letter and journal writing, wordplay, fantasy and riddles, and "story-starter" ideas are among the entertaining and original techniques for encouraging a young person to take up a pen and start writing.
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