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This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the "College Application Essay Boot Camp." These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too.
- Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab
- Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students
- Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards
826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
There Was a Fire Here is the story of how Nye adjusts to the turning point that will forever mark the “before and after” in her life—and a chronicle of her attempts to honor the lost symbols of her past even as she struggles to create a new home for her family.
We put out a call for humorous work that was about experiencing a disaster, or surviving a hurricane, or living in New Jersey. We hoped that we might be able to bring a smile to some folks by sharing similar experiences, and we expected a fair number of responses from those in the area who had not been affected by Sandy or who had been affected but still had enough left in them to reach out to others. There is no way we could have predicted the world-wide response that resulted as the work for this anthology came pouring in from around the globe.
From New Zealand to New York, from Denmark to New Jersey, the graphic stories and the short stories, the memoirs and the poems poured in. The world was watching, understanding and reacting. Now Oh Sandy An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose is in your hands. We thank you for having purchased the anthology. All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology go to organizations that are involved with providing aid to those who have been affected by Sandy. Visit the website www.ohsandybook.com for the names and addresses of some of these organizations.
Featuring works by Diana M. Amadeo, Lynn Beighley, Peter Barlow, Brenda Bishop Blakey, Noreen Braman, Lissa Brown, James Butler, Mark Capps, Katherine Checkley, Ann Clark, Cary Collett, Sarah Collie, Michael Dalelio, Kate Delany, Patrick Di Justo, Andrea Donio, Lisa Egle, AJ Fader, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Erika Hoffman, Gill Hoffs, Sally Houtman, Thomas E. Kennedy, Nancy Kho, Jen Knox, Laurie Kolp, lil' g, Steve Mansfield, Lyn McConchie, Roisin McLean, Joseph Nebus, Risa Nye, P.R. O'Leary, Thomas Pluck, Erika Price, Diana M. Raab, Jenn Stroud Rossmann, Frankie Sachs, Peggy Sarjeant, David Sherman, Jack Silbert, Anton Sim, Traci Stein, Tina Traster, Brian White & Steve Walker.
This heartfelt collection includes a raucous chorus of diverse voices: all of them full of excitement, optimism, and hope about life with no kids left at home.
This is not a "how to" book, It's a volume that captures "how it is. " You'll want to mark it up with exclamation points and your own thoughts--and return to your
favorite entries again and again.
-- Karen Levin Coburn
co-author, Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
( Harper Paperbacks,2003)
-- Carin Rubenstein, PhD
Author of Beyond the Mommy Years (Springboard Press, 2007)
I wish I'd read this book before my daughters headed off to college. These fine writers make the empty nest a little less lonely.
-- Ellen Sussman, Bad GirlsS: 26 Writers Misbehave (WW Norton, 2007) and On A Night Like This (Warner, 2004)