Childmade: Awakening Children to Creative Writing

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Station Hill Press, 1990 - Education - 211 pages
Nonfiction. Education. After twenty years of classroom experience with over 10,000 elementary school children, Cynde Gregory offers this comprehensive guide to the joys and skills of developing creative writing in children. CHILDMADE provides the tools to stimulate children's subconscious imaginations and help them channel their visions into poems and stories. At the heart of the book is a unique meditation technique designed to fill young writers with detailed visions out of which writing will easily grow. Enlivened with charming examples of children's writing, the book speaks to parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and writers, featuring practical advice, serious literary discussion, and dozens of writing projects.

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Contents

Brilliant Innocence
19
Building Courage
63
Grooving Along
95
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Cynde Gregory has taught creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York State, working with ways to stimulate children's subconscious imaginations to channel their visions into poems and stories. She holds a doctoral degree in English. In 1989 she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. She is a resident of Woodstock, New York. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals.

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