Writing with Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres / Edition 1

Writing with Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres / Edition 1

by Tom Romano
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867093625

ISBN-13: 2900867093628

Pub. Date: 07/17/1995

Publisher: Heinemann

Good writing requires passion. That passion may be purely intellectual or it may be driven by strong emotion. This stance, writing what matters, lies at the heart of this new book by Tom Romano. Writing With Passion resounds with Romano's passion for teaching, learning, reading, and writing as well as for the people who have influenced his life and his teaching. It is…  See more details below

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Good writing requires passion. That passion may be purely intellectual or it may be driven by strong emotion. This stance, writing what matters, lies at the heart of this new book by Tom Romano. Writing With Passion resounds with Romano's passion for teaching, learning, reading, and writing as well as for the people who have influenced his life and his teaching. It is both visionary and practical. In one sense, Romano is philosophical, encouraging teachers to look beyond the tried and accepted. At the same time, he offers concrete ideas that you can attempt with your students - alternate style maneuvers, multigenre research papers, ways of nurturing responses to literature, genre exploration. Throughout the book you'll read Romano's personal stories - his experiences as a teacher, as a reader, writer, and learner, as a father, son, and friend. Interspersed between the chapters are "interludes" - stories, poems, impressions, and mini-essays that set the tone, slip in information, or serve as examples.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900867093628
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/17/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238

Table of Contents

Prolog
Ch. 1Truth Through Narrative1
Ch. 2Truth, Risk, and Passion14
Ch. 3Faith and Fearlessness30
Ch. 4Further Ways of Knowing: Dialog, Poetry, and Song55
Ch. 5Breaking the Rules in Style74
Ch. 6Evolving Voice Through the Alternate Style93
Ch. 7The Multigenre Research Paper: Melding Fact, Interpretation, and Imagination109
Ch. 8Problems, Issues, Dilemmas of the Multigenre Research Paper133
Ch. 9Reading for the Real World154
Ch. 10An Ally in Others174
Ch. 11Blissfully Lost in Literacy190
Epilog199
Appendix A "Decision"207
Appendix B "Masquerade"213
Appendix C "The Wooden Pony"217
Appendix D "My Quest"221
Appendix E Birth Certificate of Felice Romano225
Works Cited227
Acknowledgments233
Credits237

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