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Leslie Healey

Creative Nonfiction: a definition and appreciation - 14 views

  • For a while the NEA experimented with “belles-lettres,” a misunderstood term that favors style over substance and did not capture the personal essence and foundation of the literature they were seeking. Eventually one of the NEA members in the meeting that day pointed out that a rebel in his English department was campaigning for the term “creative nonfiction.” That rebel was me.
  • literary craft in presenting nonfiction—that is, factually accurate prose about real people and events—in a compelling, vivid manner. To p
  • real demarcation points between fiction, which is or can be mostly imagination; traditional nonfiction (journalism and scholarship), which is mostly information; and creative nonfiction, which presents or treats information using the tools of the fiction writer while maintaining allegiance to fact.
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  • George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London, James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon, and Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff are classic creative nonfiction efforts—
  • communicate information (reportage) in a scenic, dramatic fashion.
  • offers flexibility and freedom while adhering to the basic tenets of reportage. In creative nonfiction, writers can be poetic and journalistic simultaneously
  • inematic techniques, from scene to dialogue to description to point of view, to write about themselves and ot
Caroline Bachmann

Apture - - 18 views

    Application that allows you to learn more about anything you highlight on a website without having to leave the page; make the internet an even greater resource for students!
The0d0re Shatagin

100 Seriously Cool Classroom Blogs for Teaching Ideas & Inspiration | Online Classes - 27 views

    Some ideas, examples and resources on how to use blogs
meenoo rami

Blogs Wikis Docs Chart - 15 views

    Blogs, Wikis, Docs: Which is right for your lesson? A Comparison Table
Leslie Healey

Reports of blogging's death have been greatly exaggerated | Cory Doctorow | Technology ... - 6 views

  • t was coined in 1913 by Wolfgang Riepl. It's as true now as it was then.
  • Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling says: "The future composts the past." There's even a law to describe this, Riepl's Law – which says "new, further developed types of media never replace the existing modes of media and their usage patterns. Instead, a convergence takes place in their field, leading to a different way and field of use for these older forms."
    doctorow's take on why we need not just twitter and facebook and diigo but also older methods of socialmedia--blogging
    this is the best analysis on why we need the varied forms of social media in the classroom--and in life
Karen LaBonte - Blogs for Teachers and Students - 3 views

  • is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.
Clifford Baker

Free Technology for Teachers: Blogging Isn't About the Number of Readers - 0 views

  • Seth Godin is one of the leading authorities on social media, marketing, and organizational leadership. In this video he and Tom Peters are talking to an audience of business people about the benefits of blogging.

Langwitches » Blogging - 2 views

    Collection of tips and curriclum for blogging in the classroom with students.
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