I finished two books this week. The first one I would like to talk about is Beloved by Toni Morrison.
Book review from Amazon.com:
Book Description from amazon.com
Practice, practice, practice. Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.
- Examples from his writing and reading experiences
- Walter’s six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction
- Excerpted pages from Walter’s own notebooks
- An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter’s teen coauthor of kick
- Writing tips from both Walter and Ross
Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!
This is a great book for middle and high school students who have an interest in writing and even for those beyond school. But it is written to the school age person. Myers makes it a little more personal with stories from his own life and actual pages from his journals he used as he was writing one of his many different stories. As a teacher I found some ideas in the book that I could use in the classroom for brainstorming. I like how he breaks down his method and show you how simple it is to come up with a story outline. This book could make those students who are leery about taking on writing a book more excited to do so. This is a book that I plan on keeping in my classroom library, that way I can easily share with those who are interested in writing something longer than an essay!