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Image grammar : teaching grammar as part of the writing process

Author: Harry R Noden
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry R Noden
ISBN: 9780325041742 0325041741
OCLC Number: 696603457
Description: xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Chapter 1. The writer as artist: basic brush strokes. Concepts. Writing as seeing --
Introducing the five basic brush strokes. Lesson 1. Painting with participles --
Lesson 2. Painting with absolutes --
Lesson 3. Painting with appositives --
Lesson 4. Painting with adjectives shifted out of order --
Lesson 5. Painting with action verbs --
Using multiple strokes in paragraphs, stories, and poems --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Create an artist's image palette --
Strategy 2. Explore images from films of best-selling novels --
Strategy 3. Examine the art of Sue Grafton --
Strategy 4. Stimulate images with derived poetry --
Strategy 5. Tour a writers gallery --
Chapter 2. The artist's eye: seeing specific details. Concepts. Recognizing image blanks --
Getting specific with nouns and verbs --
Techniques for adding details --
Expanding the artist's eye: using art and film as tools for enhancing details --
Exploring the image/word relationship --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Zoom and layer (Blind Pew, the pirate) --
Strategy 2. Paint the personality behind the clothes --
Strategy 3. Create a shooting script on location --
Strategy 4. Search for details in abstract slides --
Strategy 5. Focus on word-image senses --
Strategy 6. Go on a humor hunt --
Strategy 7. Examine the contents of the Mystery purse --
Strategy 8. Breathe life into dead character descriptors --
Strategy 9. Replicate Janet Olson's experiment --
Strategy 10. Locate humorous images on the Internet --
Tour the Net museums --
Chapter 3. The artist's rhythms: the music of parallel structures. Concepts. Using parallel structures: listening for the beat --
Making music in sentences, paragraphs, and novels --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Add grammatical music to a description --
Strategy 2. Try a rhythmic experiment in horror --
Strategy 3. Travel into the twilight zone --
Strategy 4. Revise your rhythm --
Strategy 5. Analyze the music in "We are connectors" --
Strategy 6. Imitate the rhythms of parallel structure --
Strategy 7. Explore musical rhythms to write poetry --
Strategy 8. Create rhythms describing authors --
Chapter 4. From imitation to creation: learning from the masters. Concepts. Imitating without plagiarizing --
Moving from imitation to creation --
Moving toward creation with method writing --
Creating with scripted fantasy --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Keep a writer's sketchbook --
Strategy 2. Paint from a family photo --
Strategy 3. Tray Hamill's imitation approach --
Strategy 4. Imitate poetic sentences --
Strategy 5. Do your own Edgar Allen Humpty --
Strategy 6. Search for a personal voice --
Strategy 7. Create a poem from a scripted fantasy --
Strategy 8. Explore plagiarism --
Strategy 9. Learn to imitate without plagiarizing --
Chapter 5. Advanced techniques: grammatical chunks. Concepts. Chunk 1. Painting with the noun collage --
Chunk 2. Painting with the mixed collage --
Chunk 3. Painting with run-ons --
Chunk 4. Painting objects that are invisible --
Chunk 5. Painting with Hemingway and Chandler --
Chunk 6. Brush stroke combinations --
Chunk 7. Triple combinations --
Chunk 8. Brush stroke variations --
Chunk 9. Brush strokes in a series --
Chunk 10. A specific noun and its modifiers --
Chunk 11. A Sfumato mood --
Chunk 12. Painting images with analogies --
Chunk 13. Simplifying abstract concepts with concrete visualizations --
Chunk 14. Adding relative clauses to appositives --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Describe a setting using a noun collage --
Strategy 2. Paint objects that are not there --
Strategy 3. Use brush stroke combinations --
Strategy 4. Share Carl Sagan's classic analogy --
Strategy 5. Paint images from graphic novels. Chapter 6. The artist's special effects: the grammar-meaning connection --
Concepts. Creating special effects with punctuation --
Creating special effects with clauses and phrases --
Creating special effects with Greek speak --
Creating special effects with page designs --
Creating special effects with mood filtering --
Creating special effects with tantalizing titles --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Play with run-ons --
Strategy 2. Return to Erasmus --
Strategy 3. Listen to the beat of punctuation --
Strategy 4. Go live on Channel 5 --
Strategy 5. Search to titles on Amazon --
Chapter 7. Toward a grammar of passages: linking images beyond the sentence. Concepts. Exploring a grammar of passages --
Tracking a grammar of passages in exposition --
Painting passages using Christensen's approach --
Introducing the logical level in periodic passages --
Introducing logical levels with a photo shoot --
Using Stadia to explain nontopic sentence sequences --
Using Jon Franklin's image cluster approach --
Connecting the logic of images with transitions --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Paint passages from experiences of touch --
Strategy 2. Construct titles as thesis statements --
Strategy 3. Draw conclusions form an ad campaign --
Strategy 4. Evaluate Henry's Paper on the seasons --
Strategy 5. Solve the gruesome Charles Benchley murder --
Strategy 6. Perform a magic trick --
Strategy 7. Surf with Shaughnessy's idea --
Chapter 8. Story grammar and scenes: shapes for fiction. Concepts. Understanding how reading teachers define story grammar --
Understanding how writing teachers define story grammar --
Understanding how Gary Provost defines story grammar --
Painting plot archetypes --
Teaching the art of scene writing --
Providing guidelines for scene writing --
Painting characters with a character wheel --
Moving from scenes to stories --
Opening stories with a scene --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Paint a character from six perspectives --
Strategy 2. Build visualized scenes with urban myths --
Strategy 3. Discuss comic-book plot paintings --
Strategy 4. Use music to paint scenes --
Strategy 5. Build a bulleting board photo collection --
Strategy 6. Write a memoir of an exotic vacation --
Chapter 9. A closer look at one form of nonfiction: writing a feature article or a research paper. Concepts. Writing introductory leads --
Writing the body of an article --
Writing conclusions --
Putting it all together --
Avoiding the rigidity trap --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Stuff a sack of shapely ideas --
Strategy 2. Run a magazine search competition --
Strategy 3. Experiment with forms --
Strategy 4. Mix forms with a multigenre research paper --
Strategy 5. Create an instant tabloid article --
Strategy 6. Create a research paper with the nonfiction model --
Chapter 10. Systematic revision: form, style, content, and conventions. Concepts. Recognizing revision roadblocks --
Using short checklists for systematic revision --
Combining checklists --
Strategies. Strategy 1. Administer the grammar income test --
Strategy 2. Punctuate that that is is --
Strategy 3. Editing the County Line Newsletter --
Strategy 4. Decoding abstract statements --
Strategy 5. Evaluate the short story "Lost," by Ben Dover --
Strategy 6. Beat the deadline for $500 a word --
A concluding note.
Responsibility: Harry R. Noden.

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