Story Power

Author: Elizabeth C. Manvell
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607099187
Format: PDF, Docs
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When students hear something interesting, something they connect to personally, they pay attention and want to know more. The stories in primary materials - a diary, letter, census record, photograph, official report - breathe life into history and invite critical thinking and conceptual understanding. Story Power! teaches us where to find stories, to assess the quality of sources, and to go past shallow summaries to the complicated story below the surface.

Breathe Life Into Your Life Story

Author: Dawn Thurston
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560850946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Breathe Life into Your Life Story is an essential read for anyone who aspires to write a life story—but not just any story, one your family and others will actually WANT to read. Written for both novices and experienced writers, this book presents techniques used by novelists to immerse readers into their fictional world—techniques like “showing” rather than just “telling”; creating interesting, believable characters and settings; writing at the gut level; alternating scene and narrative; beginning with a bang; generating tension, and more. Excerpts from memoirs written by such pros as Maya Angelou, Frank McCourt, Russell Baker, and many others illustrate how best-selling authors have used these methods to hook their readers. Dozens of “Learn by Doing” exercises help readers practice and acquire the skills necessary to breathe life into their own stories.

The Violence Continuum

Author: Elizabeth C. Manvell
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610485661
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We expect schools to be a safe haven, but after more than a decade of targeted school violence prevention laws and safety plans, students are still marginalized and bullied to the point of despondence, retaliation, and even suicide. This thoughtful exploration of what makes a school a safe place is based on the understanding that violence is a continuum of acts and attitudes subtle to overt that have a negative effect on how students feel and learn. A school s climate how it feels to be a member of the learning community depends on how each student is treated. We are challenged to recognize the often overlooked, yet pervasive, forms of emotional and physical violence that students face every day. After conducting an honest assessment of our own school s climate, we learn how to nurture supportive relationships between students and adults and embed pro-social skills and respect for diversity in everything we do.When done, we are equipped with the understandings, tools, and commitment necessary to create a safe, positive school climate that is systemic and lasting."

Breathing Life Into Your Characters

Author: Rachel Ballon
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599633426
Format: PDF
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Create Convincing Characters That Readers—and Editors—Can't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never been one? How can you write about being a prisoner if you've never been to jail? You can do all the research you want, but the question still remains: How do you convincingly portray characters if you've never lived in their skin? In Breathing Life Into Your Characters, writing consultant and professional psychotherapist Rachel Ballon, Ph. D., shows you how to get in touch with the thoughts and feelings necessary to truly understand your characters—no matter what their background or life experiences. She'll show you how to: Develop a psychological profile for every character Turn archetypes into conflicted characters Think like a criminal to convincingly write one Reveal personalities through the use of nonverbal communication In addition, you'll learn how to effectively use Ballon's "Method Writing" system—taught previously only in her writing workshops—to explore your own feelings, memories, and emotions to create characters of astonishing depth and complexity!

Breathing New Life Into Faith

Author: Richard Dahlstrom
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983719653
Format: PDF, Docs
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The history of the church is filled with stories of people who began well but didn't finish. They're contrasted with those whose faith not only lasted, but ripened into a rich blend of courage and humility, joy and authenticity, mercy and justice, hope and love. What made the difference? Though there are many factors, one common thread that runs among those whose faith managed to survive was that they'd developed practices and habits which nurtured their lives, enabling Christ to express His life through them in greater and great measure over time. This book takes a look at those habits and practices and explains what they are, why they matter, and how the reader can slowly build some of these practices into their own daily living in the 21st century.

The Written World

Author: Martin Puchner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0812998936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--