Boys and Writing
Looks at how students' writing can be improved through a thinking skills agenda. This book places emphasis on engaging boys with writing, but the ideas and techniques work equally well with girls and span a wide age and ability range.
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The thinking link
Extending the line 18
Well in my opinion author intrusion 32
Creating convincing characters
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Two key review questions 86
Albert Watts Ask students author intrusion basic big important questions blurbs Character collage character's coin flips colour Comic comic books conventions creative attitude creative writing cross-matching CYOA daydreaming decision trees describe develop dialogue Encourage students example experience explore Fantasy feelings Fighting Fantasy four areas genre grids glombous graphic novels hero imagination Jabberwocky job at Style Kay-To-Bah Diamond kind kinesthetic language look lSBN 13 lt's Magnus Carmody means Metacognition metaphor mood motifs Mystery Thriller grid narrative elements Newspaper articles nonsense words nosiness opinion person piece play plot poem Pretend pseudonyms reader s)he thinking scene Science Fiction sentences sequence simply six big important smell sound Steve Jackson story storyline technique StoryMaker strategies structure students to create students to notice Style Synthetics synaesthesia template things thinking skills third person narrative thoughts thumbnail vague visual Writer's pie writer's voice writing tasks young writers