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Pyrotechnics on the page: Playful craft that sparks writing

Pyrotechnics on the Page

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, Me., p.175 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1576 .F4767 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8594824

Keywords:

Creative writing (Elementary education), Plays on words

Abstract:

Contents: Pyrotechnics and play -- A love affair with words -- Writers behaving playfully -- Lessons from a talking elf -- A developmental perspective -- Inventing words -- Puns -- Idioms/expressions -- Allusions -- Harnessing the supple power of sentences -- Reclaiming the play in language play -- Igniting pyrotechnics in the classroom -- The limits of labeling: a brief cautionary tale -- Parting shots -- Questions and answers -- Pyrotechnics craft lessons for young writers.

Notes:

"Writers in every field play with words each time they sit down at their desks. In his newest book, Ralph Fletcher demonstrates how playful craft can energize student writing and breathe new energy into the writing workshop."