ENGLISH WRITER STUDIES 10-LESSON COMPOSITION SERIES

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JOURNEY TO THE M.A. [MASTERS] DEGREE ~ Memoirs of College Studies
by Charlotte M. Liebel

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE – COLLEGE COURSES TO EXPLORE
History, Psychology, English

PART TWO – MARK TWAIN [7-Chapters]

  • INTRODUCTION ~ MARK TWAIN: HISTORIAN-PHILOSOPHER

PART THREE – EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & LITERACY

  • Poetry: Gemini, My Dad, The Desire of My Heart, An Humble Man

PART FOUR  –   ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • FAMILY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
  • DESIGN FOR LEARNING STUDENTS
  • ACADEMIC LITERACY TUTORING

Introduction:  The goal of Family Literacy Development  is to educate and promote public awareness.

PART FIVE  –  ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  1. Initiative Versus Guilt: Self-Development & Self-esteem in Early Childhood
  2. Children can handle critical psychological conflict during preschool years
  • EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
  1. Family Influences in Middle Childhood
  2. Parents continue to be an influence in their child’s upbringing
  3. School-age children test their cognitive skills to negotiate
  4. Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
  5. School-age children understand internal signals and the apparent connection to their external surroundings and feelings

PART SIX  –  ENGLISH LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN COLLEGE

  • THE COMPOSITION WRITING SERIES: [10 Lessons]

English As A Second Language [Option]

Each of the Lessons is a teacher planning guide and outline for developing adult-level college English reading and writing literacy through composition writing.

Agenda – Travel Theme
Lesson  1    Travel to Africa – Introduction to Writing
Lesson  2    Travel to Spain – Higher Order Thinking Skills
Lesson  3    Exploring English Surnames – Critical Thinking
Lesson  4    Modes of Travel – Persuasive and Descriptive Writing
Lesson  5    Travel to the Ultimate Abyss – Mythical Writing
Lesson  6    Travel with the Story Teller – Biographical Writing
Lesson  7    Travel in Outer Space – Author Enrichment Talks
Lesson  8    Travel to New Orleans – Creating an Imagined Trip
Lesson  9    Visiting Alaska – Discovering the City of Anchorage
Lesson 10    World Travel – Landmarks, Maps, Ideas, Portfolio

PART SEVEN – SOCIAL FACTORS THEORY

  • ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION

 Factors of performance are:

 Motivation
Interest
Incentives
Perceived need
Physical state
Social pressures
Competitive activities

PART EIGHT – STORY HIGHLIGHTS [5-Chapters]

SAMPLES ~ Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Business Public Relations

  • SHARLET THE LIBERAL LASS: Defy Male & Female Chores
  • A MOMENT IN TIME: Raising a Teenager
  • REVOLUTIONARY ROAD – Movie Review: Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
  • Welcome to Mr. Frank’s Roofing – Consultant Services: Business Announcement
  • The power of Prayer is working!!!

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CHARITY ~ SUPPORT LITERACY PROGRAM


SUPPORT LITERACY PROGRAM

Our mission with The Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning is to provide opportunities and resources which allow children and adolescents to become successful learners. The Foundation places special emphasis on the educational development of children and adolescents in at-risk circumstances.

Activities:

Current developments under way for the upcoming Literacy Project at the Edelman Children’s Court include collaboration with the California State University Writing Project, which is under the direction of Dr. Robert Land.

Current Developments include collaboration with County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Pasadena Region. A research-based program is currently also under development.

Are you looking for a great way to get involved and meet wonderful people along the way? Help us get ready for the 2011 12th Annual Breakfast with Santa Event and Toy/Gift Wrapping Party!! December 15th, 6PM at Buster’s. [2011]

DONATIONS INVITED AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:

Foundation for Greater Opportunities in Learning  http://4greaterlearning.org/donate.html/

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Sample The eBook: JOURNEY TO THE M.A. DEGREE by Charlotte M. Liebel @Amazon.com


SAMPLE  Journey to the M.A. Degree’ by Charlotte M. Liebel @Amazon.com and other Booksellers. The book is recommended for ESL students, Learners, and Teachers. #Read the 10-Lesson Composition Series #Course published in #Kindle and #Nook eBooks and Soft Cover.

Read poetry, essays, and college courses to give understanding and remove the mystery of higher learning. Let us promote education as the building blocks for competing in the workforce on every level and in every desired career. Learning can be taught to adults away from studies for years. You can start to study to earn degrees in your first year at college.

Enjoy a SPECIAL history of Mark Twain from a completed project at college.

GRASSROOTS GRANTS by Andy Robinson


Review by Charlotte M. Liebel

GRASSROOTS GRANTS An Activist’s Guide to Grantseeking by Andy Robinson is a book available at Amazon.com  for those whose current interest is learning the skills needed to raise money from grants. This book is in the library of a local ~ The Foundation Center ~ and the author easily guides and instructs the reader.

Grassroots Grants by Andy Robinson includes articles and examples for non-profit Proposal Writing. Additionally, it gives a ‘List of Exhibits, Exercises, and Worksheets’ for essential formats and Cover Letter writing.

This book is a ‘Must Read’ when preparing a proposal for grant funding. It includes FOUR (4) Winning Proposals. They are included word-for-word from Application through Proposal Budget.

This is a documentary to continually reference for grantseeking writers.

Phenomenon vs. Phenomena


phenomenon – definition of phenomenon by the Free Online Link 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/phenomenon

Usage Note:

Phenomenon ~ 

the only singular form of this noun

Phenomena ~

the usual plural.

Phenomenons may also be used as the plural in nonscientific writing when…

the meaning is “extraordinary things, occurrences, or persons”:

They were phenomenons in the history of music.

My Lost Mexico ~ James A. Michener


 

  MY LOST MEXICO

by James A. Michener © 1992

[FOLLOW-UP NOVEL]

[Recommended by Charlotte M. Liebel © 2011]


James A. Michener published his separate book-length guide to the novel MEXICO in the commentary: MY LOST MEXICO. In his own voice and pen, he teaches what I call: the Art of Writing. I am reading it for the first time. He says he wrote 10 Chapters of MEXICO with history & photos of his characters… became disillusioned, boxed it, and resurrected it 30 years later. Michener was born: February 3, 1907 – Died October 16, 1997 = 90 yrs of age.

I recommend the commentary book especially to writers for Michener’s significant expertise in creating a history about what he was about to write. He called it: MY LOST MEXICO. It was a significant book because he wrote it as a follow-up of the novel MEXICO telling everyone how he lived the novel. He devoted his book to the details about how he met and plotted every character, every town, and every family history. In it, he records meeting bull fighters and writes them into the book. He photographs scenes of people and places and includes descriptive details in the ultimate story. He establishes how his characters’ relationships developed in America and Mexico and how it came to be that their ancestors lived in territories he mentions in his original novel. This is a book I recommend to all writers. This is one-hundred percent worth the read whether or not one reads the fictional storybook.

It surprised me to find several new copies of this book available at Amazon.com for pennies. His fans aren’t interested in the development of his story … they only want to read the finished product. On the other hand, I am awed at the “journey” and the “author.” His studies about people, cultures, countries – were published in an anthology, as well.

Write Historical Novels


Read the book Writing Historical Fiction by Rhona Martin who is a winner of England’s Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize. She is well versed in this genre.

Historical Fiction is more than filling the pages of a novel with ideas and dialogue. It requires building a plot and developing language of the era for diverse characters. Without question,  the historical writer must create accurate descriptions of behaviors, dress, and special story interests.

In contrast to writing events by contemporary authors, entertainment includes actions that readers of historical fiction will expect to recognize.  As customs in small communities are rooted in farming, textiles, shipping, and modes of travel, a person’s adventures are defined by their culture and education.

Throughout:  the stories tell about hero and heroins of ancient lore who speak in dialects consistent with their countries and so will their visiting travelers from other lands.


Charlotte Liebel (c)2011

My Cat Left Home ~ by Charlotte Liebel


CATS ARE UNPREDICTABLE:  My Cat Left Home

By Charlotte Liebel ©  2011

My elderly aunt has a feral cat that hides behind the washer and dryer from everyone during the day. At night he jumps in bed and sleeps on the pillow next to her. Just loves her and trained himself.   “Cat” is his name and he is black with a cold, shiny, charcoal colored nose.

Perhaps you love cats as I do and hope that your feral cat might do the same…just up-and-become tame, one day. Cats are unpredictable… and independent…as you must know.

I loved my own cat and must tell you that I shall never forget her.  When I moved  with our family kitty, Minnie, it was fifty miles away from our old house.  She didn’t like the new neighborhood.

Minnie tried extremely hard to adjust to the front yard but a mean old stray cat had already claimed that territory.  The spacious backyard was not safe for her because Jimmy,  the family dog, enjoyed his treasured new freedom and was a rascal cat-chaser.

One day, Minnie disappeared. I looked everywhere for her but couldn’t find her anywhere.  Every day I hoped for her surprise return. It didn’t happen.  I had to give up looking after two weeks but in the back of my mind I was always thinking she would come home.  As the previous home was not yet sold, one month later I drove the distance to spend one day clearing the weeds that had grown.  It was summer.  Late in the afternoon,  I opened all the windows to let fresh air into the house.

In the living room, I opened the French windows and looked down into the bushes beneath the window sill. I couldn’t have been more shocked and devastated. There lay my Minnie’s coat … only that … for her essence had left our world.  She had followed the  sound of  trains along the tracks from our new home to find peace at her family home. Family pets need the love and protection that we don’t always understand.  But I can learn.

 

Calling Americans: Buffoons re Royals


The Fairytale is True: Commentary

by Charlotte Liebel © 2011

Reading a rather interesting article written by Joe Queenan in the May 9, 2011, issue of the Time, Commentary.  While he may be accurate in his critique of the British Royals and the buffoonery of citizens of America, his topic and title “America’s Nitwit Anglophiles” is cynical for several reasons.

If I am to believe a man who defames people he might otherwise admire and conjures a portrait that all the ~ upper-crust ~ of Britain are “…vulgar, dim, crass, and useless…” and then suggests then that he must yet qualify the statement with: “At their worse…”  Seems to me that this is what he does well and that would be to insult the population from whom his dear wife evolves. Not to mention that he speaks loosely of people from his chosen country and lumping everyone from the same mold.  

Perhaps Mr. Queenan is merely goading the parties of both lands to help him make a living.  He’ll certainly have more than his share of criticism to make him the proper choice for laughing fodder.  I must dispel any of his silly assumptions that are, however, laugh-out-loud funny.  

For his ignorance in lumping all people into classes and into a single category for classes, which cannot make a bit of sense as far as the USA is concerned, let him earn a tsunami of misappropriation for that brain of his is waterlogged already and a little more water should not matter.

It is sad, in my humble opinion, that Joe Queenan can see the dimness and not the splendid forest of magic and fairytale.  Not to begin appreciating a wedding between nobility and commoner when our world is bereft with war and taxes and poverty is to disdain the miracle among mortals for a blessing of spiritual Godliness.