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Engl 352: Intermediate Fiction Writing—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Chigozie Obioma Jan 2017

Engl 352: Intermediate Fiction Writing—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Chigozie Obioma

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

Absent the elements of effective writing, there has been a strong debate on whether or not other aspects of creative writing can be taught. Many practicing writers like myself who teach have concluded that a student writer can be guided towards fully actualizing their talent, and this “guidance” is what mostly constitutes teaching. How then do we evaluate the effectiveness of this teaching, and to what extent do students’ individual talent help or stand in the way of effective instruction? How do we plan various learning outcomes and test the success of such strategies over the duration of the ENGL ...


Endings: What Can You Teach?, Julie Patterson Mar 2014

Endings: What Can You Teach?, Julie Patterson

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Our writer-in-residence shares strategies for crafting the perfect ending to a story.


Beginnings: 3 Examples (And Why They Work), Julie Patterson Mar 2014

Beginnings: 3 Examples (And Why They Work), Julie Patterson

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Our writer-in-residence helps us look closely at the beginnings of three short stories.


Hold Readers At A Climax, Julie Patterson Feb 2014

Hold Readers At A Climax, Julie Patterson

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Our writer-in-residence says: A climax is long. In fact, it's a place to hold readers.


4 Craft Strategies To Notice In The Leaving Morning (And Why), Julie Patterson Oct 2013

4 Craft Strategies To Notice In The Leaving Morning (And Why), Julie Patterson

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What can you learn about writing from a picture book? Lots!


Interactive Bulletin Boards That Support Writing, Julie Patterson Nov 2012

Interactive Bulletin Boards That Support Writing, Julie Patterson

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Great writing instruction = student created bulletin boards. Here are some ideas.


Assessing A Young Writer’S Story, Julie Patterson Sep 2012

Assessing A Young Writer’S Story, Julie Patterson

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Now that's a story! Find out what this 1st grader is doing well and what our writer-in-residence would teach next.


5 Things Writing Workshop Teachers Want Parents To Know, Libby Duggan Aug 2012

5 Things Writing Workshop Teachers Want Parents To Know, Libby Duggan

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When I was teaching, I wanted parents to know how to support the work that we were doing in the classroom. Perhaps most importantly, I wanted to be sure that what students were told about their writing at home was consistent with what I taught in the classroom. So with that in mind, I've assembled an article that you can share with families: "5 Things Writing Workshop Teachers Want Parents to Know."


Feed Your Writer’S Notebook This Summer, Julie Patterson Jul 2012

Feed Your Writer’S Notebook This Summer, Julie Patterson

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Summer is a great time to tend to your writer's notebook. You can "stock up" on notebook entries that will support your mini-lessons during the school year. Not sure what to write? Here are some notebook strategies to help fuel your inspiration.


6 Ways To Celebrate Student Writing, Susan C. Adamson Jan 2011

6 Ways To Celebrate Student Writing, Susan C. Adamson

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Susan Adamson, executive director of the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers, shares a few of her favorite strategies for celebrating student writing at the end of a unit of study.


In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan Jan 2011

In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan

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This thesis addresses the question of how university academics in the creative arts might assess students’ creative works fairly and appropriately. Specifically, it considers how these academics conceptualise and approach the task of student assessment, what tensions and dilemmas are experienced in student assessment, and how student assessment practices in the creative arts might be made more transparent and robust. The complexities of student assessment in the creative arts, and the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that beleaguer academics when making judgements about the quality of their students’ creative works are widely recognised, but not well understood. This investigation employed Naturalistic Inquiry ...


Blazing The Real: Writing By Indiana Children, Susan C. Adamson, Julie Patterson Jan 2011

Blazing The Real: Writing By Indiana Children, Susan C. Adamson, Julie Patterson

Anthologies

I got my first camera when I was in third grade—a Brownie Hawkeye flash model with a snazzy little camera case. The instruction manual provided six simple steps for taking successful pictures.

Hold the camera steady, supporting it underneath. Then, with the sun behind your back or over your shoulder, locate the subject in the finder. At the instant of exposure, hold your breath and press the shutter release with a gentle squeezing action (Brownie Hawkeye Instruction Manual).

The camera came with two rolls of film, each with16 frames. I eagerly used them up and sent the exposed film ...


Singing The Song Of The Eunuch, Andy Sanderson Apr 2007

Singing The Song Of The Eunuch, Andy Sanderson

English Master’s Theses

Form, stated as a critical component of poetry writing in “alchemic” combination with image, word choice, and resonance, as they bear on the creative writing process, is explored in this critical and creative thesis project. The poetic voice as it is informed by "Sanderson's Four Axioms,” (named above – form, image, word choice, resonance) are revealed through examples of published poets, critical suggestions, and original poetry. The creative work is written in a variety of traditional and non-traditional forms primarily focused on the author’s personal experiences as a lifelong resident of Western New York. In essence, the creative section ...


The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay Apr 2002

The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay

English Master’s Theses

In this thesis, modeled after the Composition Studies Published Course Design Example, the author redefines creative writing in order to design a curriculum that will help students become more interested in and more engaged with their writing, and will, in turn, get students to resist writing less, to write more, and eventually, to write better. Like the Course Design Example, this curriculum includes a statement of locale that specifically ties the course to the State University of New York College at Brockport; a critical statement that provides a theoretical foundation for the course; a syllabus that provides detailed information on ...