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Pyrotechnics on the page : playful craft that sparks writing / Ralph Fletcher ; foreword by Katie Wood Ray.

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Author/Creator:
Fletcher, Ralph J.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
[Portland, Me.] : Stenhouse Publishers, c2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvi, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-175).
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.
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ISBN:
9781571107831
1571107835

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