The Writer's Voice: Lessons in Composition

The Writer's Voice: Lessons in Composition

by Lynne Dozier


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This complete guide to technical, literary, academic and personal writing contains information about the English language, test taking strategies, ways to develop vocabulary and the importance of reading and self-evaluation in developing a writer's style. The Writer's Voice includes examples from the author and students in her Advanced Placement English Composition, practical and creative writing classes. The "Lessons in Composition" grew organically from real classrooms of "struggling writers", including English Language Learners, who understood that even though they might not earn a living as writers, they would have to write to earn a living.

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ISBN-13: 9781484899229
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2013
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 945,120
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

For thirty years, Lynne Dozier taught English Language Arts, Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Creative and Practical Writing at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas. She also served as ELA Department Chair for thirteen years. During the last five years of her teaching career, she coordinated Grants, Community Relations and Advanced Placement Programs. She earned a Bachelor's Degree with majors in English, Art and Psychology at Southeast Missouri State and a Master's Degree in Literacy Education at University of Houston. Throughout her career as an educator/teacher/writer/researcher, she received several awards:
• Klein ISD 75th Anniversary "Diamond" Award (2013)
• AAUW (American Association of University Women) Outstanding Woman-Education Honoree (2012)
• Bob Costas/College Board Grant for Excellence in Teaching Writing (2010)
• Klein ISD Superintendent's Initiative Award (2010)
• Susan O'Connor Teaching Excellence Award (2008)
• The Scholastic Art & Writing Award (1998, 2004, and 2007)
• KISD and Region IV State "Teacher of the Year" (1994-95)
• Excellence in Education, University of Texas (1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96),
• "Who's Who in American Education" (1994-2011)

Her publications include:
1. The Writer's Voice: 18 Lesson to Improve Writing, 2013.
2. "Teacher to Teacher: One True Sentence." The Elements of Literature: Annotated Teacher's Edition. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. (2009)
3. The 3 P's: Prose, Poetry and Profits." English Journal. November, 1995.
4. "Oh, Teacher, My Teacher: Creating Live Poets' Society." Poet magazine, 1995.
5. "Dances With Wolves: Lessons from Loo Ten Tant's Journal." English Journal. . January, 1994.
6. "Hayti, Missouri-1959." Getting the Knack: 20 Poetry Writing Exercises, edited by William Stafford and Stephen Dunning, 1992.
7. "Teaching Johnny to Spell." English in Texas. Summer, 1990.

Lynne retired in June 2011, but continues to serve teachers and students as a member of the Klein Education Foundation Board of Directors and Director of Mentors for her church. In between visits with her eight grandchildren, and travels throughout the world with her husband of fifty years, Lynne finds time to write and edit several projects while continuing to consult with educators on ways to improve students' writing proficiency.

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