Transformations in Stories and Arguments

ISBN: 9781618218308

By: Tamra StambaughEric FechtKevin Finn

Published: 05/15/2019

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Transformation in Stories and Arguments explores essential questions, such as "How does the development of a character build the reader's understanding? How do the actions of others change the world? How do words and images impact our thinking?" This unit, developed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth, is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and features accelerated content, creative products, differentiated tasks, engaging activities, and the use of in-depth analysis models to develop sophisticated skills in the language arts. Through the lens of transformation, students will examine narrative and persuasive elements essential to the analysis of short stories, advertisements, visual art, historical events, and their own writing. Students will discover transformations in themselves and their written work as they craft and revise narrative and persuasive pieces, realizing their own voice in the process.

About the Author

Kevin Finn

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Programs for Talented Youth and an Assistant Research Professor in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, Peabody College. Rosanna Forrest, MFA, is the assistant director of Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth and director of residential, precollegiate programs. She has served as a writer-in-residence at Interlochen, and her award-winning short fiction is featured in multiple online and print publications.



Format: Paperback

Length: 11 in
Width: 8.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 200 pages


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