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ERIC Number: ED084543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 238
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When You Are Alone/ It Keeps You Capone: An Approach to Creative Writing with Children.
Livingston, Myra Cohn
Various approaches to teaching creative writing to children are described. The book contains many examples of children's writing and stresses the need to listen to the child, to praise, to make suggestions gently, and to encourage the child to use his own senses for firsthand impressions and to say what he truly feels. Some of the chapters discuss the tools of creative writing, the voice of the poem, form versus no form, the uses and misuses of the collective poem, when it is time for form and disciplines, and how and when of metaphors and similes, rhymes, haiku, tragedy and comedy, reaching the non-writer, ideas for writing, individuality of expression, the sharing of poetry, distinguishing between good and bad poetry, and ways in which children are able to find for themselves where a piece of writing falls apart. (HOD)
Atheneum Publishers, 122 East 42 Street, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($7.95)
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