After the End: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision

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Heinemann Educ Books, 1993 - Education - 230 pages
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At a time when the writing process is sometimes viewed as a seven-step recipe, with revision one of those steps, author Barry Lane inspires language arts teachers to approach the subject with flexibility and playfulness. He encourages both teachers and students to enjoy a sense of discovery and surprise in their writing, as well as to examine and explore their own distinct revising styles.

"After" "THE END" revises our concept of revision, illustrating it as a constant inventive search for new possibilities and divergent meanings, rather than mere correction or what students wearily refer to as "redoing." For students in upper elementary to secondary school and beyond, and for every teacher looking to develop a common language of craft in the classroom, "After ""THE END" is a book of practical ideas and applications that inspire the reader to put it down and put it to use.

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Review: After "The End": Teaching and Learning Creative Revision

User Review  - Christine Engelbrecht - Goodreads

Distinguishes between revision and editing and addresses different ways to revise personal writing. I especially like chapter five about "exploding the moment." I think this would be an excellent text for a creative writing class. Read full review

Review: After "The End": Teaching and Learning Creative Revision

User Review  - Lou Broughton - Goodreads

The best book I've ever read on the teaching of writing! Read full review

About the author (1993)

BARRY LANE has taught writing at the University of New Hampshire, founded a literacy program in Vermont prisons, and worked as a writer in residence in hundreds of elementary and secondary school classrooms throughout the country. Barry is nationally known for his dynamic, hands-on workshops on writing and revision and his popular writing books, After "The End", published by Heinemann, Discovering the Writer Within, Writing as a Road to Self Discovery (Writer's Digest Books), The Portfolio Sourcebook (Vermont Portfolio Institute), and his tape of original fairy tale songs, Lane's Recycled Fairy Tales (New World Records).

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