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📒Engaging Characters ✍ Murray Smith
✏Engaging Characters Book Summary : Thrillers, tear jerkers, horror movies, melodramas--like so many movie terms, these genre designations immediately evoke characteristic kinds of emotional response. Yet emotion is a subject that film and literary theory have traditionally dealt with in only the most impressionistic and tangential fashion. Engaging Characters presents a precise discussion of the varieties of emotional response to films, integrating them into a larger theory of our engagement (or "identification") with characters in both cinematic and literary fictions. Films and filmmakers discussed include The Accused; Hitchcock (including detailed analyses of The Man Who Knew Too Much  and Saboteur); Godard; Ruiz; Buñuel's That Obscure Object of Desire; Dovzhenko's Arsenal and Preminger's Daisy Kenyon; Bresson's L'Argent; Eisenstein's Strike; and Melville's Le Doulos.
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📒Creating Engaging Characters ✍ Jeanne Fischer Wilson
✏Creating Engaging Characters Book Summary : Through this project, I have become a better writer and plan to continue writing stories and other creative works in the future. Recently, I was accepted to BYU's English Graduate Program, and will start Fall 2008.
📒Characters In Fictional Worlds ✍ Jens Eder
✏Characters in Fictional Worlds Book Summary : Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys todays diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet."
📒Engaging Dialogue ✍ Jennifer O'Meara
✏Engaging Dialogue Book Summary : Delves into the history of the ancient Greek word nomos to reveal the interdisciplinary depth of this term beyond its simplified meaning of 'law' or 'law-making'
✏Characters and Connections Engaging with Fiction Poetry Drama and Writing Literary Analysis Book Summary : Characters and Connections is a textbook for advanced-level English learners in 103A-level Cegep courses. It is also suitable for the college Introduction to English (ICE) course offered in Quebec English colleges. The learning activities enable students to develop a better understanding ofEnglish-language literature and culture by responding thoughtfully and critically to literary works. Students learn about literary structure and devices, and analyze stories from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and a variety of classical and contemporary poetry. The writing activities are animportant feature, inviting students to practice analytical and creative writing inspired by the texts. The texts feature a wide range of themes and literary styles, and are written by Canadian, American, and British authors. The later sections of the textbook include instruction on and models forwriting, oral presentations, grammar, and vocabulary.
📒Screening Characters ✍ Johannes Riis
✏Screening Characters Book Summary : Characters are central to our experiences of screened fictions and invite a host of questions. The contributors to Screening Characters draw on archival material, interviews, philosophical inquiry, and conceptual analysis in order to give new, thought-provoking answers to these queries. Providing multifaceted accounts of the nature of screen characters, contributions are organized around a series of important subjects, including issues of class, race, ethics, and generic types as they are encountered in moving image media. These topics, in turn, are personified by such memorable figures as Cary Grant, Jon Hamm, Audrey Hepburn, and Seul-gi Kim, in addition to avatars, online personalities, animated characters, and the ensembles of shows such as The Sopranos, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad.
📒The Emotionally Engaging Character ✍ Ruth Ann Nordin
✏The Emotionally Engaging Character Book Summary : If you're writing fiction, one of the most important investments you can make is in your characters. They are the glue that holds your story together. Without them, the reader has no reason to keep reading. If you want to write a compelling story, your characters need to be so real that they engage with the reader on an emotional level. The topics covered in this book are as follows: 1. The importance of writing what you're passionate about 2. Why you should know your characters more intimately than your readers ever will 3. How to incorporate bias, imperfection, and things unknown into the character's point of view 4. Why the character is always right 5. Making the character "react" instead of "act" 6. Why the character should influence plot, setting, and conflict (instead of the other way around) 7. Tempting the character to the point they might break 8. Delving into emotions 9. How supporting characters can enhance the main character's journey
📒Engaging Students In Academic Literacies ✍ María Estela Brisk
✏Engaging Students in Academic Literacies Book Summary : The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas. Informed by systemic functional linguistics—a theory of language IN USE in particular ways for particular audiences and social purposes—it guides teachers in developing students’ ability to construct texts using structural and linguistic features of the written language. This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and "mainstream" students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic functional linguistics and genre theory into concrete classroom tools for designing, implementing, and reflecting on instruction and providing essential scaffolding for teachers to build their own knowledge of its essential elements applied to teaching, the text includes strategies for apprenticing students to writing in all genres, features of elementary students’ writing, and examples of practice.
✏Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration Theory Applications and Outcomes Book Summary : "This book provides empirical studies on theoretical issues and outcomes in regards to the integration of innovative technology into language teaching and learning, discussing empirical findings and innovative research using software and applications that engage learners and promote successful learning"--Provided by publisher.