ISBN-10:
0325021600
ISBN-13:
9780325021607
Pub. Date:
09/03/2009
Publisher:
Heinemann
Writers at Play: Making the Space for Adolescents to Balance Imagination and Craft

Writers at Play: Making the Space for Adolescents to Balance Imagination and Craft

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ISBN-13: 9780325021607
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mary Adler spent nine years researching and writing Writers at Play. She discovered that the balance of choice and structure-what one student called "focused freedom"-was the key to adolescents' success. During her career, Mary has consistently tried to bring her passion for fiction and teaching together. A former middle school teacher and a National Writing Project fellow, she holds an M.A. in creative writing as well as a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. She is currently an associate professor of English at California State University Channel Islands.

Table of Contents

Foreword Elizabeth Quintero v

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xii

1 Exploring the Forces at Work During the Creative Writing Process 1

2 Exercises That Stimulate Play, Engage Students, and Build Technique: Finding the Balance to Create Productive Fictional Worlds 17

3 Managing Play Through Revision 57

4 Unprompted Writing: Learning How Writers Play 89

5 Buuding a Creative Writing Curriculum 121

Book Study Guide 149

Bibliography 157

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