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From Reader to Writer

From Reader to Writer

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As a child, Sarah Ellis made up plenty of stories but could never think of any when called upon in school. As an adult, she discovered a way to encourage children to express their creativity. The result is From Reader to Writer, a trove of suggestions and activities that use classic children's literature to inspire and liberate kids' imaginations. Each of the 17 chapters consists of an intriguing anecdote about an author, from Louisa May Alcott to Susan Cooper, that describes their childhood, what they read, and the sources for their books. Each anecdote leads into a writing activity, which can range from simple to sophisticated and can be adapted to different classroom situations. Letter and journal writing, wordplay, fantasy and riddles, and "story-starter" ideas are among the entertaining and original techniques for encouraging a young person to take up a pen and start writing.

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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : USA Turtleback
thumbTitle: From Reader to Writer: Teaching Writing Through Classic Children's Books
Author(s): Sarah Ellis
ISBN: 0-606-21205-1 / 978-0-606-21205-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2000 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: From Reader To Writer
Author(s): Sarah Ellis
ISBN: 0-88899-372-2 / 978-0-88899-372-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood
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Paperback Editions

April 2001 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: From reader to writer: Teaching writing through classic children's books
Author(s): S Ellis
ISBN: 0-88899-440-0 / 978-0-88899-440-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood
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