This packet, employing the popular Four Square method, serves as a personal coach for students who want to develop their writing skills. These exercises will get your students to consider what it means to be cool and uncool, and are designed to meet the interests and abilities of writers in grades 7-9. Tackle the writing process from every angle with art, word association, questions, poetry, and planning and composition of prose. The topics are personal and centered around the students' own lives, their families and friends, and their favorite places to go and things to do.
What is cool? Who knows. But there is one thing every marketer does know– nothing increases sales like cool does. In The Cool Factor, Del Breckenfeld, a long-time marketer at Fender® Musical Instruments Corp., presents an inside look at how Fender became the coolest name in musical instruments and how marketers at Fender partnered with cool products, musicians, and events to up their "cool factor" even more. If you're a marketer, The Cool Factor offers lessons for keeping your brand on top.
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included.
"Intro to Poetry Writing is always like this: a long labor, a breech birth, or, obversely, mining in the dark. You take healthy young Americans used to sunshine (aided sometimes by Xanax and Adderall), you blindfold them and lead them by the hand into a labyrinth made from bones. Then you tell them their assignment: 'Find the Grail. You have a New York minute to get it.'"--The Poetry Lesson The Poetry Lesson is a hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a "typical fin-de-siècle salaried beatnik"--one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an endless store of entertaining literary anecdotes, reliable or otherwise. Neither a novel nor a memoir but mimicking aspects of each, The Poetry Lesson is pure Andrei Codrescu: irreverent, unconventional, brilliant, and always funny. Codrescu takes readers into the strange classroom and even stranger mind of a poet and English professor on the eve of retirement as he begins to teach his final semester of Intro to Poetry Writing. As he introduces his students to THE TOOLS OF POETRY (a list that includes a goatskin dream notebook, hypnosis, and cable TV) and THE TEN MUSES OF POETRY (mishearing, misunderstanding, mistranslating . . . ), and assigns each of them a tutelary "Ghost-Companion" poet, the teacher recalls wild tales from his coming of age as a poet in the 1960s and 1970s, even as he speculates about the lives and poetic and sexual potential of his twenty-first-century students. From arguing that Allen Ginsberg wasn't actually gay to telling about the time William Burroughs's funeral procession stopped at McDonald's, The Poetry Lesson is a thoroughly entertaining portrait of an inimitable poet, teacher, and storyteller.
How to Ace the SAT Without Losing Your Cool is a SAT instructional manual designed to help students maximize their SAT performance. This book introduces the Enlightened SAT Warrior Program, an innovative and effective test preparation approach that provides students with a strategic game plan to master the SAT and help them achieve the SAT score they deserve. How to Ace the SAT Without Losing Your Cool picks up where the traditional SAT workbook leaves off. In addition to a thorough review of all the necessary academic concepts, students are guided to develop a better understanding of their own abilities, learning preferences, and skill sets, and to effectively apply this knowledge to their preparation process to maximize the results of their efforts. With our unique approach, studying becomes more effective and confidence increases.
Write Here is designed to teach students essential reading and writing skills, using media examples to help explain academic concepts and provide opportunities for practice. It is adaptable; because it covers the basics of reading, writing, and the modes of writing, it is appropriate to use in developmental composition classrooms. However, it also covers such topics as logical fallacies, rhetoric, timed writing, academic writing, source integration, and MLA/APA documentation, making it appropriate for a first-year or “stretch” composition course. Many beginning writing students are underprepared and feel that writing just “isn’t for them.” The authors hope to dispel that myth by using media examples and a conversational tone to introduce and teach the material. Write Here provides examples that are interesting to students, while allowing them to connect to the subject matter on a more personal level—additionally, the process of analyzing the media helps students sharpen their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Student Writers Go the Distance with a Strength-Training Approach Good writers don’t wing it—they have a plethora of skills. They list, picture, circle, strategize and revise to make language come alive. They know what to use and when. Like ace athletes, they are highly trained, well-versed in the techniques found in this lively book. Writing Workouts provides a method for instruction that gives students the fun they want and the targeted skill practice they need. Slinky paragraphs, pop-up poems, paint chip plotting, and many other activities get the serious business of teaching critical and creative writing done. Author Rebecca Harper shows you how to go about it systematically, so writing is tied to relevant lessons and writing standards. Help students learn to: Hone skills in persuasive writing, argument, fiction, poetry, memoir and more Toggle between brief and multi-step writing tasks, to build stamina (and not hyperventilate when faced with complex compositions) Tap into auditory, visual, and kinesthetic, and digital components of crafting Think about word, sentence, and paragraph-level techniques Jump the high-jumps of research writing by getting good at each smaller leap Students in middle school and high school often feel they are forever-sprinting toward a high-stakes writing task. With Writing Workouts, you help students crowd out stress with a strength-training approach to success.
The authors examine the continuing poor relationship between boys and the study of foreign languages. Framed by discussion of gender socialization, gendered curriculum practices and cultural narratives about boys and schooling, the core of the book is constructed by boys themselves.
Engaging, interactive learning—right in your students’ hands! What if your students’ mobile devices became an instructional asset rather than a distraction? Discover how free, scannable technology can enrich learning, while captivating students. Best of all, these technologies are easy to quickly implement within your classroom. Learn about QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR) Reach each student with new, hands-on learning opportunities Embrace the ACES Framework for teaching with scannable technologies: Access, Curate, Engage, and Share Promote self-directed learning and showcase students’ creations Leverage technology to connect classroom activities with students’ families and the broader community