642 Things to Write About

Young Writers' Edition

Author: 826 Valencia (Organization)

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452127842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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Smart, funny & thought-provoking writing exercises.

365 Things to Write About!

Author: A. S. Newman

Publisher: Tna Publishing

ISBN: 9780983755500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

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Unleash your vivid imagination across the pages of this eclectic, creative writing journal How do you envision Shangri-La? A couch potato? The color red? Explore a multitude of writing styles (analytical, prose, poetry, songs, screenplays, etc.) to describe everyday objects and places, exotic locales, abstract concepts, imaginary creatures, and more. "365 Things to Write About" is the perfect writing tool for people of all ages and skills, who seek a fun and inspiring way to explore their creative minds Review New writing journal "365 Things to Write About " offers exactly what it says: 365 people, places, objects, actions, and concepts positioned at the top of blank lined pages. While simple in design, the book is fun and challenging in its own unique way. The journal intends for you, the writer, to free-associate with each prompt and respond in whatever style inspires you - in-depth description, short story, poem, song, etc. Anyone hoping for instructions or narrowed questions like "what do you remember about your first day of school," be forewarned: the one- to three-word topics that head each page do not come with suggestions on what to write about them - how each prompt is explored on the rest of the page is left up to the writer's own imagination. Fledgling writers will find "365 Things to Write About " useful for developing and improving their descriptive writing skills. You'd be amazed by the smelly visuals you can concoct while describing a "dumpster" or "swamp." Advanced writers and "blocked" writers alike might discover their next main character, story idea, or poetic theme while using words to draw "a clown," "a curse," or "artificial intelligence." Designed for writers of all ages, one of this writing journal's coolest features is the record it creates of the writer's mind at any particular time. For that reason, "365 Things to Write About " makes a great family project, time capsule item, or gift for writers, book lovers, children, and adults who love exploring their imaginations. To learn more about this book, check out www.365thingstowrite.com

STEM to Story

Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8

Author: 826 National

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119001013

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Bring STEM to life for students with zombies, rockets, celebrities, and more STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8 inspires learning through fun, engaging, and meaningful lesson plans that fuse hands-on discovery in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with creative writing. The workshop activities within the book are the innovative result of a partnership between 826 National's proven creative writing model and Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds, an initiative dedicated to connecting young people to the wonders of STEM through hands-on learning. Authentically aligned with both the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, this book provides teachers, after-school and out-of-school providers, and parents with field-tested lessons, workshops, and projects designed by professionals in each field. Including reflective observations by arts and science celebrities like Jon Scieszka, Mayim Bialik, and Steve Hockensmith, lessons feature bonus activities, fun facts, and teaching points for instructors at every level. These quirky, exploratory lessons will effectively awaken student imaginations and passions for both STEM and creative writing, encourage identity with scientific endeavors, and make both science and writing fun. Grades five through eight is the critical period for engaging students in STEM, and this book is designed specifically to appeal to – and engage – this age group. The guided curricula fosters hands-on discovery, deep learning, and rich inquiry skills while feeling more like play than school, and has proven popular and effective with both students and teachers. Awaken student imagination and get them excited about STEM Fuse creative writing with STEM using hands-on activities Make scientific principles relevant to students' lives Inspire students to explore STEM topics further The demand for STEM workers is closely linked to global competitiveness, and a successful future in STEM depends upon an early introduction to the scientific mindset. The challenge for teachers is to break through students' preconceptions of STEM fields as "hard" or "boring," to show them that STEM is everywhere, it's relevant, and it's loads of fun. For proven lesson plans with just a dash of weird, STEM to Story is a dynamic resource, adaptable and applicable in school, after school, and at home.

Creative Writing

A Journal With Art to Kickstart Your Writing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452148489

Category:

Page: N.A

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SIX WORDS FRESH OFF THE BOAT

Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America

Author: Larry Smith

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368013163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Billy Collins, Junot Díaz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This book will have you thinking in sixes and challenging others to share six words about their lives.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861085

Category: Bibles

Page: 48

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

Personal History

Author: Katharine Graham

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0394585852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 642

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The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known

Slow

Author: Brooke McAlary

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760639273

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

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Dear Mr & Mrs Jones, I am writing to inform you of my withdrawal from the race to keep up with you . . .' Once upon a time, Brooke McAlary thought she was close to having it all. Married to a wonderful man, mother to a lively young daughter, and pregnant for a second time, she'd acquired all the things she'd once thought important-holidays, cars, a renovated home. Yet despite this, she found herself utterly despondent. Realising that they wanted a simpler, more fulfilling existence, Brooke and her family gradually created their own way of living, with an emphasis on depth, connection and experiences. In Slow Brooke gently encourages you to find pleasure and value in a simpler life, sharing the practical tips and rituals that have helped her on her own journey, from decluttering to de-owning, messiness to mindfulness, from asking why to asking where to now? Part memoir, part practical companion, Slow provides a fascinating insight into the benefits of slowing down. It will inspire you to forget about the Joneses and create a life filled with the things that really matter to you . . . slowly, of course.

Write It Out!

Hundreds of Writing Prompts to Inspire Creative Thinking

Author: Brandon T. Snider

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 9781454919353

Category:

Page: 248

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Spark the creativity of budding authors! Filled with loads of inspiring prompts, Write It Out! helps kids explore their literary side. They can write a tiny poem about food, think about what life would be like if they had 12 fingers and 12 toes, pen a note to their secret crush, and imagine what they'd do if a vampire bit their sister. Not only will kids enjoy creating the stories, they'll have a keepsake they'll treasure for years to come.

The Very Short Story Starter

101 Flash Fiction Prompts for Creative Writing

Author: John Gillard

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419730139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Think about your writing from a new perspective and learn to tell a story in the most effective way possible with this flash fiction workbook. Popular with creative writers around the world, flash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually 1,000 words or less) that distills a narrative into its most economic and impactful form. In this lay-flat paperback workbook you'll find 101 flash fiction writing prompts, each crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice.

A Sense of the World

How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

Author: Jason Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061979945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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He was known simply as the Blind Traveler -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Af-rica, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored," triumphing not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning authorities (his greatest feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, had to be launched in secret). Once a celebrity, a bestselling author, and an inspiration to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his fame, dying in an obscurity that has endured -- until now. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives. Drawing on meticulous research, Jason Roberts ushers us into the Blind Traveler's uniquely vivid sensory realm, then sweeps us away on an extraordinary journey across the known world during the Age of Exploration. Rich with suspense, humor, international intrigue, and unforgettable characters, this is a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder.

642 Things to Draw Graphite Pencils

Author: Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452147406

Category:

Page: 10

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These graphite pencils feature clever prompts stamped on their barrels, adding up to a grand total of 642 possible things to draw or—should inspiration strike—to write about!