The 72 informal essays in the two volumes of Educating the Imagination were selected from the very best articles in Teachers a Writers magazine over the past 17 years. Fifty-five creative writers present a multitude of ideas and techniques for writing in the classroom: poetry; fiction; plays; folklore; history; science; translation and writing across cultures; bookmaking; parodies; the importance of stories; practical aesthetics; creative reading; the history of punctuation; memories of high school English teachers; and that great, alluring mystery known as the imagination. Educating the Imagination is the perfect first book to have for a library on the teaching of imaginative writing, as well as an inspiring reference for the veteran writing teacher.We told students to pay close attention to proportions, relationships of height to width, and the spaces in or around the letter. We assured ... The parallel verbal activity was to make an acrostic poem, using the letters of a studenta#39;s first and last names as the spine of the poem. (Students used ... your poem. Write it on your first sheet of paper, using the first letter of your name as the first letter of your first word.
|Title||:||Educating the Imagination: Letting go. Writing poetry. Writing plays. Writing across the curriculum. Parody and humor. Reading. On language. My high school English teacher. Exemplary models|
|Author||:||Christopher Edgar, Ron Padgett|
|Publisher||:||Teachers & Writers - 1994|