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: 9780867093629

Pub. Date: 07/17/1995

Publisher: Heinemann

Good writing takes passion. That passion may be purely intellectual or it may be driven by strong emotion. From this stance, from the necessity of writing what matters in his life, Tom Romano's new book has evolved.

Writing with Passion resounds with Romano's passion for teaching, learning, reading, and writing as well as for the people who have

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Overview

Good writing takes passion. That passion may be purely intellectual or it may be driven by strong emotion. From this stance, from the necessity of writing what matters in his life, Tom Romano's new book has evolved.

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 work. It is both visionary and practical. In one sense, Romano is philosophical, encouraging teachers to help students explore their world through language. He recommends looking beyond the tried and accepted to question arbitrary divisions about reading and writing and even, occasionally, to break standard rules and forms of writing. At the same time, he offers concrete ideas that you can attempt with your students-alternate style maneuvers, multigenre research papers, ways to nurture responses to literature, and genre exploration.

All through the book you'll read Romano's personal stories. He writes about students who have been brave, articulate, and committed to their work; his own experience as a reader and writer; his father's emigration from Italy; the connections his daughter made to her deceased grandfather. Interspersed between the chapters are "Interludes" stories, poems, impressions, and mini-essays that set a tone, slip in information, or serve as examples. They represent many different genres, including persuasion, argumentation, exposition, narrative vignettes, poetry, and memoir.

Sometimes Writing with Passion reads like a novel, sometimes like a memoir, sometimes like a persuasive essay. Whatever the genre, the ideas it espouses are always clear and accessible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867093629
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/17/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Truth Through Narrative Jennifer

Truth, Risk, and Passion- Thine, Wine, and Pine

Faith and Fearlessness-Why, Indeed

Further Ways of Knowing: Dialog, Poetry, and Song-First Day of School

Breaking the Rules with Style Beyond Boundaries

Evolving Voice Through the Alternate Style-Clearing the Way

The Multigenre Research Paper: Melding Fact, Interpretation, and Imagination-The Silence of Loss

Problems, Issues, and Dilemmas of the Multigenre Research Paper-Relationships with Literature

Reading for the Real World-An I Only with Others

An Ally in Others Diane

Blissfully Lost in Literacy

Appendixes:

A. Decision by Robin Back Fakes B. Masquerade by Jennifer Steele Christensen C. The Wooden Pony by Mariana Romano D. My Quest by Mariana Romano E. Birth Certificate of Felice Romano

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