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Elbow, Peter

Works: 132 works in 377 publications in 2 languages and 17,648 library holdings
Genres: Programmed instructional materials  Educational films  Documentary films  Self-instruction  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter Elbow
Writing with power : techniques for mastering the writing process by Peter Elbow( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents writing techniques useful for getting words on paper, for revising, for dealing with an audience, and for getting feedback
Writing without teachers by Peter Elbow( Book )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get stuck or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. -- Back cover
Everyone can write : essays toward a hopeful theory of writing and teaching writing by Peter Elbow( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays brings together Elbow's theories on teaching writing techniques with less emphasis on grammar. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation
Vernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writing by Peter Elbow( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits. Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this "wisdom of the tongue" to produce stronger, clearer, more natural writing
Embracing contraries : explorations in learning and teaching by Peter Elbow( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is English? by Peter Elbow( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oppositions in Chaucer by Peter Elbow( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing to learn : strategies for assigning and responding to writing across the disciplines( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning traces the authors' move from a focus on disciplinary writing to a focus on students' learning. In these chapters, teachers of writing and teachers of other disciplines explore the use of different types of writing tasks - often called high stakes assignments and low stakes or writing to learn assignments. They see writing not only as improving students' communicative abilities in their disciplines but also as helping students to learn. And once faculty begin to think about students as learners, the road to good teaching is discernible. Writing not only makes learning more visible, it makes teaching more visible and brings teachers' existing practices into the foreground. The result often is a movement toward more reflective, active, and collaborative teaching as well as learning."--Jacket
Nothing begins with N : new investigations of freewriting by Pat Belanoff( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a theoretical underpinning for the strategy of freewriting through a collection of 16 essays that are very diverse in focus, methodology, and point of view. The essays are as follows: "Recording and Transforming: The Mystery of the Ten-Minute Freewrite" (Sheryl I. Fontaine); "Freewriting: An Aid to Rereading Theorists" (Pat Belanoff); "Bound Forms in Freewriting: The Issue of Organization" (Richard H. Haswell); "Using Focused Freewriting to Promote Critical Thinking" (Lynn Hammond); "Exploring the Potential of Freewriting" (Joy Marsella and Thomas L. Hilgers); "Voices of Participation: Three Case Studies of Engineering Students' Learning in an Art Appreciation Course" (Diana George and Art Young); "Freewriting in the Classroom: Good for What?" (Anne E. Mullin);"Freewriting: Teacher Perception and Research Data" (Barbara W. Cheshire); "Self-Expressive Writing: Implications for Health, Education, and Welfare" (James W. Pennebaker); "The Freewriting Relationship" (Ken Macrorie); "Toward a Phenomenology of Freewriting" (Peter Elbow); "Why I Hate to Freewrite" (Robert Whitney); "Reflections of an Experienced Freewriter" (Karen Ferro); "The New Rhetoric and the New Journalism: Reflections on Freewriting as Product" (Chris Anderson); "Projective Verse and Freewriting, or Do Charles Olson and Peter Elbow Have Something to Say to Each Other?" (Burton Hatlen); and "Thinking and the Liberation of Attention: The Uses of Free and Invisible Writing" (Sheridan Blau). (Rs)
Peter Elbow on writing( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Elbow talks directly to students about the process of writing. Beginning with his own early difficulties with writing as a college student, Elbow provides insights into how one can work through writing problems. Full of detailed instruction and specific skills to aid in writing, this DVD guides its audience from the initial stages of freewriting to the final stages of the revising process. Useful for students and teachers alike, Peter Elbow on Writing will demystify the writing process while presenting its viewers with countless gems of encouragement and support with which to approach their writing anew. Use it to start off a writing class or use sections that correspond to lesson plans
A community of writers : a workshop course in writing by Peter Elbow( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark essays on voice and writing( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing and responding by Peter Elbow( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing About Media( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two-DVD set with more than four hours of video clips selected from Media Education Foundation films, feature films, television shows and commercials, including a downloadable curriculum. The set is designed to teach writing skills and media literacy
Writing about media with Peter Elbow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining focused writing instruction with a media literacy perspective, Writing About Media serves as an invaluable tool for college and upper-level high school writing and composition teachers. This package features more than four hours of clips selected from a range of MEF films, and a detailed curriculum containing dozens of exercises developed in consultation with composition theorist Peter Elbow, acclaimed author of Writing With Power
Illegal alphabets and adult biliteracy : Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border by Tomás Mario Kalmar( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy - based on four years of intensive fieldwork in a small rural community in Southern Illinois - is a landmark work in the area of adult literacy, combining insights from linguistics, anthropology, literacy studies, and education in a culturally situated exploration of the language and literacy practices of migrant workers. As such, it is a substantive contribution to the linguistic study of indigenous literacies; to sociocultural approaches to language, learning and literacy; and to ethnographic and critical approaches to education. The book begins with a true story about "illegal aliens" who, in the summer of 1980, in the town of Cobden, Illinois, decided to help each other write down English como de veras se oye - the way it really sounds. The focus is on why and how they did this, what they actually wrote down, and what happened to their texts. The narrative then shifts to how and why the strategies adult immigrants actually use in order to cope with English in the real world seem to have little in common with those used by students in publicly funded bilingual and ESL classrooms. The book concludes with a discussion of the ideal of a universal alphabet, about the utopian claim that anyone can use a canonical set of 26 letters to reduce to script any language, ever spoken by anyone, anywhere, at any time. This claim is so familiar that it is easy to overlook how much undocumented intellectual labor was invested over the centuries by those who successfully carried the alphabet across the border from one language to the next. From this undocumented labor, without which none of us would now be able to read, everyone profits. To make his story and his argument as accessible as possible, Kalmar steers clear of jargon and excessive technical terminology. At the same time, however, readers who are familiar with any of the current postmodern discourses on the social construction of symbolic forms will be able to bring such discourses to bear on what he has to say about the game, the discourse, and the scene of writing that constitute the focus of his theoretical analysis. When people today argue about "illegal aliens" in the United States, probably the last question on their minds is the one to which this book is devoted: how do "illegal aliens" use an alphabet they already know in order to chart the speech sounds of colloquial English? It is the author's hope that readers will interpret his story as a parable with serious political implications. Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy is a relevant book for researchers, students, practitioners, and anyone else interested in language and literacy in social, cultural, and political contexts, including bilingual and ESL education, second-language acquisition and development, applied and sociolinguistics, multicultural education, educational anthropology, and qualitative research."--Jacket
The writer's craft by Sheridan Blau( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writer's craft : idea to expression by Sheridan Blau( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being a writer : a community of writers revisited by Peter Elbow( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark essays on speech and writing( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classical rhetoric was originally all about speech; then it took an interest in writing. We are at a kind of mirror moment now. The present field of "composition and rhetoric" has been preoccupied with writing for the last fifty or more years, but finally people are looking again at speech and how it relates to writing. At this moment, then, when we are inheritors of research showing that writing can be thought of as different and yet not different from speech. In this volume, leading speech and writing expert, Peter Elbow, gathers a selection of classic essays that show the main streams of thinking that have gone on about speech and writing. Through the interdisciplinary essays included, he invites readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy"--
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Writing with power : techniques for mastering the writing process
Writing without teachersEveryone can write : essays toward a hopeful theory of writing and teaching writingVernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writingEmbracing contraries : explorations in learning and teachingWhat is English?Writing to learn : strategies for assigning and responding to writing across the disciplinesNothing begins with N : new investigations of freewritingA community of writers : a workshop course in writing
Alternative Names
Peter Elbow American writer

Peter Elbow escritor estadounidense

엘보, 피터 1935-

English (241)

Chinese (1)