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Study Skills



FOCUS ON SPELLING

By Diane Snowball

Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more about the teaching of spelling so that students become more competent writers. The key principles of teaching spelling set forth in Spelling K-8 are demonstrated in these four programs, with a focus on those concepts that teachers most frequently ask her about.

Step into classrooms at Public School 234 in Manhattan to see how three teachers approach the teaching of spelling. These tapes show the various ways that Grades K-1 teacher Jennifer Edwards, Grade 2 teacher Mary Jacob, and Grade 5 teacher Sandra Bridges work with their children individually, in small groups, and as a class. The four videos cover:

Learning Words
The teachers demonstrate the most effective ways for children to learn words. This includes learning high-frequency words and personal words that individuals select from their own writing. The strategies and processes shown may be used at all grade levels. Effective use of a word wall and issues such as proofreading and assessment of spelling are also demonstrated.

Exploring Sounds
One of the strategies used by competent spellers is to listen for the sounds in words and represent those sounds with letters. In this video, the teachers show how they help children develop these sound-symbol relationships and understand how a phoneme in English words may be represented in many ways. By observing these teachers in their classrooms, we learn how the emphasis on the phonetic strategy changes across different grade levels.

Investigating Letters and Spelling Patterns
Children learn to recognize letters of the alphabet and focus on common spelling patterns so they can develop visual strategies to assist their spelling and reading. We see how children become actively engaged in learning about words through their own word searches.

Discovering Generalizations
Children learn such generalizations as how to add suffixes to base words or how to select the correct homophone (there, their, or they're) in their writing. The process is one that can be applied to learning about many aspects of spelling with all grade levels and can be used with small groups or the entire class.

This video series supports teachers who are working to develop a consistent and informed spelling program.


Item no.: DE07290009
Format: 2 DVDs (With Viewing Guide)
Audience: Grades K-8
Duration: 120 minutes
Copyright: 2006
StdBkNo.: 9781571104885
Price: USD 395.00

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TEACHING THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN

Here's a resource that will introduce your school to fascinating scientific discoveries about the adolescent brain and how these findings relate to effective classroom practice for secondary school teachers.

Use the DVD and the Facilitator's Guide in teacher workshops, school improvement teams, and study groups to explore the changes that occur in the brains of healthy teens and how these changes affect their thinking, learning, and behavior.

Explain why changes in the adolescent brain reveal the reasons why teens behave the way they do--their difficulties with planning, time management, and deadlines. Show examples of teaching strategies that match with teenagers' developing minds and help support their maturing thinking skills. And focus on how educators can influence teens to avoid negative behaviors--including health- and risk-related issues--that often derail learning. Plus, a short program for students and parents offers you a way to reach out to other audiences in your school who want to explore the challenges of the adolescent years.

Program 1: Almost Adults provides a clear and simple explanation of how brain structures and functions change in the adolescent years. Read more íK

Program 2: The Engaged Teen takes audiences to actual secondary school classrooms to showcase teaching practices that are especially effective at helping teens learn and retain new content. Read more íK

Program 3: The Reflective Teen highlights the importance of teaching teenagers thinking skills that help them monitor and direct their own behavior. Read more íK

Program 4: Know Your Brain íK Know Yourself frames the issues from this series in a student's perspective, to help you spark classroom discussions and enlighten parent audiences on what's going on in teenagers' heads.


Item no.: FG01250156
Format: DVD (With Facilitator's Guide)
Audience:
Duration: 45 minutes
Copyright: 2006
StdBkNo.: 9781416603474
Price: USD 539.00

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BUILDING ADOLESCENT READERS

By Kelly Gallagher

In Kelly Gallagher's high school classroom in Anaheim, California, students are not only learning to comprehend difficult novels and texts, they are developing the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers. Drawing from his books Reading Reasons and Deeper Reading, Kelly's new video set brings effective reading strategies to life. Presenting examples of both small- and whole-group discussions, Building Adolescent Readersdemonstrates how to engage students with a variety of texts, teaching them what it means to be a good reader.

Program 1: The Six Building Blocks
Before we teach students how to read better, we need to help them understand why they should be readers. Kelly outlines his six blocks for motivating students to read more-both recreationally and academically. He models specific classroom lessons that help students to internalize the value of reading.

Program 2: First Draft Reading
Adolescent readers often adopt one of two universal strategies when they are confronted with difficult text: they either quit or dutifully continue, even though they do not understand what they are reading. In this program Kelly models a number of useful strategies to help students not only monitor their comprehension, but to also fix their comprehension when it begins to falter.

Program 3: Second Draft Reading
Revisiting a text helps students uncover its deeper layers of meaning. Kelly demonstrates numerous strategies that help students move past an "I read it once; I'm done" mentality and into richer second draft reading. He also discusses the importance assessment plays in planning an effective reading lesson.

Reviews
  • "All of the ideas presented in the production are valid and easily put into practice...the suggestions would be easily implemented with a minimum of effort on the part of the teacher." - Library Media Connection - August/ September 2006

  • "Primarily designed for English teachers, the series is built on sound principles, with Gallagher's presentation methods promoting critical thinking skills in his students, as well as helping them see the fun and worth of reading. Highly recommended." - Video Librarian

    Item no.: TA07290003
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Viewing Guide)
    Audience: Grades 4-12
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
    StdBkNo.: 9781571104304
    Price: USD 295.00

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    COMPREHENDING CONTENT: READING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

    By Cris Tovani

    Teachers of adolescents across the country are under enormous pressure to cover more content in their disciplines, to make instruction more relevant to students, and to help students acquire the reading skills they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond. In this video program, high school teacher Cris Tovani brings viewers into her school and classroom and shows how she and her colleagues are meeting the challenge of improving students' reading skills across the curriculum. The programs include examples of Cris working with students using texts from multiple disciplines in her classroom, as well as collaborating with colleagues throughout the school.

    Program 1: Modeling What Good Readers Do
    Using examples from technical text and novels, Cris models her own reading process to show students how to read and understand difficult material.

    Program 2: Interpreting Data: Charts, Graphs, Standardized Tests
    Cris works with students as they analyze charts, data and graphs, and discusses how standardized test scores led her to place more emphasis on data reading across the curriculum.

    Program 3: Reading Like a Mathematician
    Cris and math teacher Jim Donohue co-teach, working with struggling readers on strategies for completing math problems, and talk about their collaboration.

    Program 4: Synthesizing Complex Ideas
    Cris assists students as they integrate reading from history textbooks with current articles in newspapers and magazines. Students synthesize background knowledge and new information to understand wars from the last seventy years.

    Review
  • "This useful set can help teachers understand (and see) what it means to focus on teaching, modeling, and supporting comprehension skills in settings outside the literacy classroom. The viewing guide will be particularly useful in staff development workshops."- School Library Journal, Curriculum, Connections, Fall 2004

  • "I watched all four tapes yesterday, and I definitely feel they can help improve my instruction. Although Cris is working with high school students (both struggling readers and a college prep class), there are many strategies throughout the tapes that can be implemented in the lower grades." - Middleweb(www.middleweb.com)

    Item no.: FE07290004
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Viewing Guide)
    Audience: Grades 6-12
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Copyright: 2004
    StdBkNo.: 9781571104595
    Price: USD 395.00

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    DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS: A READING/WRITING WORKSHOP APPROACH

    By Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos

    The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format provides a literacy context for building connections between the reading and writing processes. In this two-part video series, Donnie Skinner and Vicki Altland demonstrate how they implemented reading and writing workshops in two Arkansas schools.

    Program 1: Exploring Literature in Third Grade
    In the first program, Donnie Skinner and third-grade students at Boone Park Elementary in North Little Rock, Arkansas, explore how literature is used to promote deeper comprehension during reading and writing workshops. The first part of the program demonstrates the components of writing workshop, including a mini-lesson for crafting a good lead, independent practice, and writing conferences. The second part of the tape illustrates the components of reading workshop, including a mini-lesson for teaching a visualization strategy, independent practice, reading conferences, and a literature discussion group. The features of the workshop include:

  • guided demonstrations and think-aloud;
  • guided practice with teacher assistance;
  • independent practice with teacher and peer conferences;
  • language interactions that promote deeper comprehension.

    Program 2: Conducting Research in First Grade
    In the second program, Vicki Altland and her first graders at Ida Burns Elementary in Conway, Arkansas, use a workshop approach to conduct research with nonfiction texts. Vicki scaffolds her first graders as they apply a ten-step process for conducting research, including choosing a topic, gathering materials, organizing information, and publishing the results. The features of the workshop include:

  • mini-lesson with guided practice;
  • group work with teacher conferences;
  • group sharing with teacher assessment.

    Item no.: BK07290007
    Format: DVD (With Viewing Guide)
    Audience: Grades K-3
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
    StdBkNo.: 9781571104892
    Price: USD 195.00

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    HELPING STUDENTS OF LIMITED ENGLISH SKILLS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Virginia Rojas

    Most teachers deal with students who are struggling to learn English and need help to foster growth and academic progress. In this unique program your staff will
  • Explore the philosophy and power of mainstreaming English-language learners into the regular classroom.
  • Learn how all classroom teachers can succeed with ESL students.
  • Realize the value of Cooperative Learning.
  • View many examples of schools and classrooms.
  • Discover practices that actively involve the ESL student in learning.
  • Examine ongoing assessment strategies that include the ESL student.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and coteaching between the ESL teacher and the mainstream teacher.

    Item no.: NE01770044
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Audience:
    Duration: 64 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    Price: USD 335.00

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    HELPING STUDENTS OF LIMITED ENGLISH SKILLS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Virginia Rojas

    Most teachers deal with students who are struggling to learn English and need help to foster growth and academic progress. In this unique program your staff will
  • Explore the philosophy and power of mainstreaming English-language learners into the regular classroom.
  • Learn how all classroom teachers can succeed with ESL students.
  • Realize the value of Cooperative Learning.
  • View many examples of schools and classrooms.
  • Discover practices that actively involve the ESL student in learning.
  • Examine ongoing assessment strategies that include the ESL student.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and coteaching between the ESL teacher and the mainstream teacher.

    Item no.: HV01770045
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Audience:
    Duration: 69 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    Price: USD 335.00

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    STUDY SKILLS: HOW TO READ A TEXTBOOK

    Introduces students to the SQ3R system of reading comprehension- Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review. The program demonstrates how and why each is important in increasing reading efficiency.

    Item no.: YV04981107
    Format: DVD (With Teacher's Guide)
    Audience:
    Duration: 18 minutes
    Copyright: 1989
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    STUDY SKILLS: HOW TO TAKE NOTES

    This progam guides students step by step, to successful note taking techniques. They'll learn how to identify the important information, how to listen for clue words and phrases, and how to abbreviate and speedwrite.

    Item no.: WK04981126
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 17 minutes
    Copyright: 1989
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    STUDY SKILLS: HOW TO USE THE LIBRARY

    Takes students on an eye-opening tour through the various collections: circulating, reserve and reference books; vertical files of pamphlets; current and back-issue periodicals; microfilm; audiovisual materials; computer programs and data bases. It also explains the card catalog and the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems.

    Item no.: MD04980352
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 21 minutes
    Copyright: 1989
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    STUDY SKILLS: HOW TO LISTEN EFFECTIVELY

    Realistic scenarios teach students what it means to be an effective listener. They'll learn the difference between listening and hearing; what to listen for; how to concentrate, pay attention and screen out distractions; how to think about what is being said; and how asking questions can help make listening an active process.

    Item no.: DR04981104
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 14 minutes
    Copyright: 1988
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    STUDY SKILLS: HOW TO TAKE ESSAY TESTS

    Here's and ideal way to show students how to study and prepare, how to predict questions, how to manage time, how to prioritize questions, how to make sure nothing has been overlooked and how to review.

    Item no.: FH04981125
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 15 minutes
    Copyright: 1988
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    SCHOOL SURVIVAL SKILLS: HOW TO STUDY EFFECTIVELY

    Shows students how to become active readers by prereading, reading with a purpose, taking notes and summarizing. They study examples such as the preface of a book, the illustrations, the table of contents, the glossary, and the bibliography.

    Item no.: YL04981124
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 57 minutes
    Copyright: 1981
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    TEST-TAKING SKILLS: EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES

    This program reviews skills that help students prepare for and take objective tests, such as true/false, multiple choice and fill-in, and essay tests that contain discussion questions, tracing questions or comparison/contrast questions.

    Item no.: HJ04981133
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 41 minutes
    Copyright: 1978
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    Price: USD 69.00

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    INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING: SCHOOL-BASED STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVED TEACHER AND STUDENT LEARNING

    Featuring Joellen Killion, Jim Knight and Stephen Barkley

    Instructional Coaching is the most powerful method for implementing professional learning and change in the classroom! Coaching brings dramatic improvement in teaching practices and student achievement for minimal cost. This in-depth training solution to help you create and establish a coaching program and maximize the effectiveness of coaches. Real coaches-in-action are included with examples from rural, suburban, urban, elementary, and secondary schools. A staff developer in Minnesota recently purchased the series, watched it, and liked it so much she ordered the entire program for each of the 25 coaches in her district! Whether you have, or need reading coaches, math coaches, instructional coaches, school-based staff developers, mentors, differentiation coaches, data coaches, or school achievement coaches, all will greatly benefit from the wealth of information contained in these research-based programs. Likewise, principals and other administrators can benefit from this informative training as they will learn how to help and guide the teachers that they work with. Featuring Joellen Killion, Jim Knight, Stephen Barkley, and many successful coaches, the series contains:

    Program 1: Creating an Instructional Coaching Program: A District Responsibility
    Learn the what and why of coaching.
    Understand the Coaching Framework.


    Program 2: Developing and Training Coaches Understand the key skills necessary for a successful coach. Expand those skills so the coach can be successful.

    Program 3: The Coach in the School Setting
    Learn how to support, monitor and evaluate coaches.

    Program 4: Coaches in Action
    Observe well-trained coaches through the myriad of daily activities coaches engage in.


    Item no.: AG01770060
    Format: 4 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Audience:
    Duration: 277 minutes
    Copyright:
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    Price: USD 675.00

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    MAKING LEARNING MEANINGFUL: EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED

    In this course, Dr. Glasser presents his new ideas about competency-based education, assessment, and teaching strategies that help to ensure the success of every student. Featured in the videos are actual lessons taught in Glasser quality schools. The lessons are presented with little or no editing to show from start to finish how you can create and conduct lessons in which every student can succeed.

    In this course, you will:
  • learn to build competency and eliminate both failure and discipline problems.
  • create and teach lessons that produce competency-based learning.
  • learn to deal with the major cause of student under achievement.
  • use choice theory to help students become more responsible learners.

    Item no.: LP00710023
    Format: DVD
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    Price: USD 350.00

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    READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS WITH RESEARCH-BASED CRISS STRATEGIES (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Carol Santa

    Project CRISS-Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies- provides teachers with a philosophy, planning guidelines, and classroom strategies to help students read and comprehend in the various content areas.

    See how students can be taught to use reading for learning as they:

  • Utilize active reading strategies for learning.
  • Implement the Learning Plan that includes enduring understandings, assessing, using the strategies and reflecting on learning.
  • Embrace principles of learning such as metacognition, modeling, and guided practice.
  • Identify the Author's Craft so that students can navigate and find needed information.
  • Understand patterns and structure
  • Create conversations of learning.
  • Use formal and informal writing to enhance learning.
  • Expand vocabulary.

    Item no.: LA01770082
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Audience:
    Duration: 132 minutes
    Copyright:
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    Price: USD 375.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES

    Spelling mistakes, misplaced commas, misused words - these are just a few of the errors that can distract your readers and create a negative impression of your writing ability. In this final program in our series, you'll learn effective strategies for improving your command of grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation. You'll learn how to fulfill the requirements of your assignment and polish your finished product so it shines!

    Item no.: BH07600076
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 73 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852203
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: BUILDING PARAGRAPHS

    A well-written paragraph is one that is logical, unified, detailed, and coherent. In this fifth program in our series, you'll learn the nuts and bolts of writing powerful paragraphs. You'll discover the secrets of using topic sentences, supporting sentences, and concluding sentences to form paragraphs that keep your readers' interest and get your ideas across clearly, concisely, and creatively!

    Item no.: WW07600077
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 68 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852159
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: CONNECTIONS & TRANSITIONS

    Linking devices are a writer's best friend: they help your readers follow your train of thought and recognize the logic underlying your ideas. In this sixth program in our series, you'll learn the best ways to connect related concepts, emphasize key points, and transition gracefully from one thought to the next. You'll discover the secrets of giving your writing a smooth, flowing style that will make it easy to read and easy to follow!

    Item no.: FJ07600078
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 82 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852166
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: CRAFTING SENTENCES

    Now you can make sense of subjects, predicates, and clauses! In this fourth program in our series, you'll learn the foolproof ways to write sentences that are correct grammatically and convey your ideas effectively. You'll learn exactly how independent and dependent clauses should be combined to form the four types of sentence structures. Plus, you'll learn how to recognize - and avoid - sentence fragments and run-on sentences!

    Item no.: WA07600079
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 87 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852142
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: EXPRESSING YOURSELF CREATIVELY

    Now all students - even those who might consider themselves uncreative or uninspired - can express their personalities through writing. In this eighth program in our series, you'll analyze excerpts from classic poems and short stories to learn proven techniques for making your words more compelling, original, and creative. Plus, you'll learn how to "spice up" your writing with powerful language, colorful imagery, and imaginative storytelling!

    Item no.: SA07600080
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852180
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: IMPROVING YOUR VOCABULARY

    Like it or not, your readers may make judgments about you based on the vocabulary that you use in your writing. In this ninth program in our series, you'll learn easy-to-use techniques that will help you expand your vocabulary! You'll learn how to use context clues, word histories, prefixes, roots, and suffixes to decipher unknown words - as well as proven strategies for using, pronouncing, and memorizing the new words you learn!

    Item no.: GK07600081
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 89 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852197
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: INTRODUCTIONS & CONCLUSIONS

    A well-written introduction captivates your readers, while a well-written conclusion leaves them satisfied and convinced. In this seventh program in our series, you'll discover proven strategies for effectively "framing" your writing. You'll learn to lead with introductions that are engaging and articulate and close with conclusions that are memorable and thought-provoking - so your writing starts strong and ends strong!

    Item no.: LN07600082
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 71 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852173
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: ORGANIZING YOUR THOUGHTS

    Now you can turn even the most disconnected jumble of ideas into a cohesive piece of writing! In this second program in our series, you'll learn proven methods of organization that you can use to impose order on your writing. You'll discover how to best utilize various structures for outlining and arranging your ideas, so that your finished product has unity, logic, and flow.

    Item no.: FT07600083
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 78 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852128
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: OVERCOMING WRITER'S BLOCK

    Has "blinking cursor syndrome" got you down? In this third program in our series, you'll learn proven strategies for conquering that dreaded writer's block - once and for all! You'll discover a treasure trove of effective techniques for quickly filling up that blank page with useful raw material. You'll learn how to resist procrastination, shift yourself into "writing gear," complete your assignment, and reduce your anxiety along the way!

    Item no.: JW07600084
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 68 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852135
    Price: USD 65.00

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    UPGRADE YOUR WRITING: PREWRITING

    In this first program in our series, you'll learn many different prewriting techniques that will help you answer that fundamental question: What should I write about? The ultimate resource for "getting started" on a writing project, this program will teach you to focus on your assignment, your purpose, and your audience. You'll learn great tips for evaluating topics, brainstorming ideas, and getting your first words down on paper!

    Item no.: WS07600040
    Format: DVD
    Audience:
    Duration: 82 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo.: 9781573852111
    Price: USD 65.00

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