Description : An in-depth examination of the novel ways young people support and learn from each other though participation in online fanfiction communities. Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers—primarily young people in their teens and twenties—have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another. Aragon and Davis term this novel system of interactive advice and instruction distributed mentoring, and describe its seven attributes, each of which is supported by an aspect of networked technologies: aggregation, accretion, acceleration, abundance, availability, asynchronicity, and affect. Employing an innovative combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses, they provide an in-depth ethnography, reporting on a nine-month study of three fanfiction sites, and offer a quantitative analysis of lexical diversity in the 61.5 billion words on the Fanfiction.net site. Going beyond fandom, Aragon and Davis consider how distributed mentoring could improve not only other online learning platforms but also formal writing instruction in schools.
Description : An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate.
Description : Most people have heard of Little Lord Fauntleroy, and of The Secret Garden. Yet few people realize that the same woman wrote both books, 25 years apart, and was considered, along with Henry James, one of the leading writers in America on the strength of the adult novels which made her name in the 1870s and 1880s. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s favourite theme in fiction was the reversal of fortune, and she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated with her family to Tennessee at the close of the Civil War. On the surface, her life was extremely successful. She played the roles of Famous Writer and Fairy Godmother with enthusiasm, but happiness eluded her. She was always waiting for the party, but it went on in other rooms.
Description : Frances Hodgson Burnett gained famed not only as an author of social fictions and romances but also for writing the immensely popular children's novel Little Lord Fauntleroy. She seemed an unlikely candidate to pen a quiet, realistic, and unsentimental paean to disagreeable children and the natural world, which has the power to heal them. But it is precisely these qualities that have garnered The Secret Garden both a continued audience and a central place in the canon of children's literature for a century. In Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden: A Children's Classic at 100, some of the most respected scholars of children's literature consider Burnett's seminal work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors examine the works and authors that influenced Burnett, identify authors who have drawn on The Secret Garden in their writing, and situate the novel in historical and theoretical contexts. These essays push beyond the themes that have tended to occupy the majority of academic scholars who have written about The Secret Garden to date. In doing so, they approach the text from theoretical perspectives that allow new light to illuminate old debates. Scholars and students of children's literature, women's literature, transcontinental literature, and the Victorian/Edwardian period will find in this collection refreshing new looks at a children's classic.
Description : In Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose, Bob Cox introduced teachers to engaging strategies which use literary heritage texts as the stimulus for excellent learning. This new companion book, Opening Doors to Quality Writing, for ages 6 to 9, puts the focus on pupils producing quality writing – developing their literacy skills and a love of reading in the process. In the course of his educational consultancy work, Bob has seen many teachers successfully use the scope and depth which literature can offer to inspire high standards, mastery learning and, above all, a love of language in its many forms. Schools using the ‘opening doors’ strategies told Bob they led to: more teacher empowerment and confidence; more knowledge building for pupils and teachers; a growing confidence with literature, including poetry; planning from the top becoming a norm; planning for mastery learning becoming a norm; improved comprehension skills; improved quality writing and associated excitement. They also asked Bob for further examples of inspiring, quality texts, and more ways in which pupils of all abilities can access them. Bob was only too happy to oblige. These 15 units of work cover poetry and prose: each unit provides exciting stimulus material, creative ideas for writing projects, and differentiation and support strategies, meaning all pupils can achieve the quality writing objectives. All the units should help teachers facilitate understanding of the challenging texts and maximise the huge potential for quality writing. Discover a multitude of ready-to-use ideas, inspired by classic literature and great writers’ works, along with plenty of new strategies and advice. Units include: Part 1: Opening doors to poetry 1. His Waistcoat and Trousers Were Made of Pork Chops – ‘The New Vestments’ by Edward Lear 2. Prefabulous Animiles – ‘The Hippocrump’ by James Reeves 3. Slowly the Tide Creeps Up the Sand – ‘Slowly’ by James Reeves 4. Colour Your World – ‘What is Pink?’ by Christina Rossetti 5. The Nymph and the Goblin – ‘Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro 6. Pictures in My Head – ‘A Child’s Thought’ by Robert Louis Stevenson 7. He’s Behind You! – ‘The Elf Singing’ by William Allingham 8. The Sounds of Silence – ‘Lonely Street’ by Francisco López Merino 9. Pond Dipping – ‘Daddy Fell into the Pond’ by Alfred Noyes Part 2: Opening doors to prose 10. The Making of World-pap – The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles 11. Master No-book and the Fairy Teach-all – Uncle David’s Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies by Catherine Sinclair 12. Turning the Key – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 13. The Old Oak Chest – The Riddle by Walter de la Mare 14. The Winking Scarecrow – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 15. The Psammead – Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
Description : ...Elation of my esseence deep within, Wisps between the soft walls of the petal rose Reaches a part that's separate from myself Together and I feel the sweet pain culmination Between my thighs, so deep within that is's still Stopped in the summer mist an orgasm is what I feel., And I watch you touch that little petal so wet with roots so deep That takes the pain and makes it so sweet...When I touch it, I'm amazed at those small hands...Grasping a measure of affections Wondering among the petals without directions Life's culmination rest upon me I awoke from its vigorous dreams Sliding blindly down her beam Sweet sap I tasted in between. Bitter, sweet, and gentle embrace Enticed by love and this bonding fate Fingers entangled together to which this affection we hold Enchanted Spirits in the rings of gold When the children cry and all is well die Fondle a Rose. Rubbing the glass shower doors covered with steam, And your tongue touching my finger tips, The small of your back dips into a firm soft of skin...
Description : This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.
Description : Hidden from the world... A reclusive artist in the Scottish Highlands, Rhiannon MacDowall is an enigma. Few people know about her carefully structured life, or why she hides within the protection of her family's estate. Until an errant golf ball changes everything... Colin Walker was once Rhiannon's best friend. Now he's a pro golfer on the verge of ruin, who's returned to Scotland on family business. But as much as Rhiannon tries to keep Colin out, their connection remains — and turns into something both exhilarating and terrifying. Something that threatens the foundations of Rhiannon's safe little world.
Description : This volume, arranged alphabetically by original author, provides basic information about stage and screen productions based upon the novels of 40 women writers before 1900. Each entry includes the novel and its publication date, the published texts or dramatizations based upon the book, and the performances of the piece in live theater and film versions, including the location, dates, and playwright or screenwriter (if there was one). For some of the performances the author includes a brief annotation listing the actors and describing the production.
Description : My Secret Garden The Kari A. Notebook Composition Book / Notebook is ready for any assignment and is used by students all over the world. Except, mine are different. They have fun colorful covers! College Ruled 7.44 x 9.69" Softcover Composition Book / Notebook CLASSROOM CLASSIC WITH A TWIST! This is not your boring Composition Book! All of my notebooks are colorful and fun! So many to choose from, you are sure to find one! READY NOW FOR EVERYONE ON THE GO My Composition Notebook are ready for any assignment! Don't limit yourself to only school notes! This size is perfect for writers (start that novel), journaling (ideas for a blog perhaps), brainstorming (entrepreneurs keep all your thoughts and doodles together), diary (oh la la), dream diary (make your dream come true) prayer notes (letters to God) and so more! GIFT WITH HEART Makes great gifts for students, teacher, family, friends, and employees. In fact, it is a great gift for anyone that needs a colorful and fun notebook for writing, journaling, prayer notes, and of course, the old stand by - note taking. A new owner of a notebook said he purchased mine one for his girlfriend, and she loved it! XOXO NaNoWriMo...What? NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month -- comes each November. The goal is to write 50,000 words of your novel in one month and then you "win." (You get to brag about writing 50,000 words in one month.) My notebooks are the perfect gift for NaNoWriMo writers - for any month! DOES KARI A. NOTEBOOK USE HER OWN NOTEBOOKS? Um...YES! The first notebooks I designed were for me. I needed a notebook to keep my research references, to-do lists, friends emails, important websites (for when I am at college), mind-maps, gosh, the list goes on! I wanted something more...cute. Let's be honest, the 'go to' composition books are kinda boring. I also like the comments I get from other students, friends and faculty about my notebook. (Oh, and ladies, I seem to attract a lot of attention from guys looking at my notebooks. Not saying love will blossom, or anything like that, but, sometimes we like the attention. Oh, and the same goes for the guys too,)