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  • Genre:LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • SubGenre:Reference
  • Language:English
  • Pages:484
  • eBook ISBN:9780985402518

The Writer's Voice

18 Lessons to Improve Writing

by Lynne Dozier

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Overview
This interactive book is a compilation of mini-lessons, examples of teacher and student compositions developed and used throughout the last thirty years of teaching language and composition to students. It has provided young writers with a guide that is easy to follow and entertaining to read. Inside, students will discover techniques and tricks to help them: Compose interesting and thoughtful compositions; Choose words that have power; Understand the purposes of narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive methods; Understand the transaction between writers and readers; Learn to write with confidence.
Description
This interactive book is a compilation of mini-lessons, examples of teacher and student compositions developed and used throughout the last thirty years of teaching language and composition to students. It has provided young writers with a guide that is easy to follow and entertaining to read. Inside, students will discover techniques and tricks to help them: Compose interesting and thoughtful compositions; Choose words that have power; Understand the purposes of narrative, descriptive, expository and persuasive methods; Understand the transaction between writers and readers; Learn to write with confidence.
About the author
Lynne Dozier taught English Language Arts, Creative and Practical Writing and Advanced Placement Language and Composition; she also served as ELA Department Chair for thirteen years. During the last few years, she worked as Coordinator of Grants, Community Relations and Advanced Placement Programs. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree with majors in English, Art and Psychology at Southeast Missouri State and a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education at University of Houston. During her career as an educator/teacher/writer/researcher, she received several awards: AAUW (American Association of University Women) Outstanding Woman—Education Honoree (2012) Bob Costas/College Board Grants for Teaching Writing Award (2010) Klein ISD Superintendent’s Initiative Award (2010) Susan O’Connor Teaching Excellence Award (2008) . The Scholastic Art & Writing Award (1998, 2004, and 2007) Klein ISD and Region IV Texas “Teacher of the Year” (1994-95), Excellence in Education, University of Texas (1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96), “Who’s Who in American Education” (1994-2011) Her publications include: THE WRITER’S VOICE: 18 LESSONS TO IMPROVE WRITING, 2012 . “Teacher to Teacher: One True Sentence.” THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE. ANNOTATED TEACHER’S EDITION. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. (2009) The 3 P’s: Prose, Poetry and Profits.” ENGLISH JOURNAL. November, 1995. “Oh, Teacher, My Teacher: Creating Live Poets’ Society.” POET magazine, 1995. “Dances With Wolves: Lessons from Loo Ten Tant’s Journal.” ENGLISH JOURNAL January, 1994. “Hayti, Missouri—1959.” GETTING THE KNACK: 20 POETRY WRITING 
EXERCISES, edited by William Stafford and Stephen Dunning, 1992. “Teaching Johnny to Spell.” ENGLISH IN TEXAS. summer, 1990. Lynne retired in June, 2011, but continues to serve teachers and students as a member of the Klein Education Foundation Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the preschool at her church. In between visits with her eight grandchildren, and travels throughout the world with her husband of fifty years, Lynne still finds time to write and edit several projects including a history of her church and THE LAST ASSIGNMENT: A COLLECTION OF STUDENTS’ MEMORIES
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