Breaking Open the Box: A Guide for Creative Techniques to Improve Academic Writing and Generate Critical Thinking

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R&L Education, Feb 12, 2013 - Education - 210 pages
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We need a more creative approach to teaching writing. A methodology incorporating creativity, as modeled by students in this text, demonstrates the kind of progress we are all seeking, offering an exciting challenge for young writers and educators alike.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Encouraging Creative Frameworks for Critical Thinking and Writing
1
Chapter 2 The Writer as Creative Thinker
7
Chapter 3 Recognizing the Problem
15
Chapter 4 Outlining Creative Applications to Academic Writing
29
Chapter 5 Applications with Prose Poems or Poetic Prose
39
Chapter 6 Discourse Applications with Poetry
49
Chapter 7 Applications with NarrativeStory Dialogue and the MiniScript
61
Chapter 8 Applications with Parody and Satire
75
Chapter 14 Inviting the Common Core State Standards into the Classroom and Recognizing That They Are First Cousins to Creativity
127
Chapter 15 Lesson Planning Involving Creative Choice and Techniques
137
Chapter 16 Setting Up Action Research
147
Chapter 17 Providing Students with Opportunities for an Authentic Audience
157
Instructional Application and Dedication
159
A Guide for Parents
171
A Sampling of Young Writers Conferences
173
Helpful Creative Resources for Writers and Writing Instruction
177

Chapter 9 Applications with Musings and Journaling
83
Chapter 10 Applications with Unusual Vessels and Technology
87
Chapter 11 TraditionalLooking Essays Incorporating Creative Techniques
95
Chapter 12 Changing the Landscape of Academic Writing Assignments and the Classroom Environment
115
Chapter 13 Making Editing Integral
123
Notes
179
Bibliography
183
About the Author
185
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Nancy A. Dafoe is an award-winning, published poet and fiction writer, in addition to being an educator living in Central New York. She has taught in a variety of settings and at different grade levels from 9th grade to freshmen in college.

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