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Practical Informative Story Writing

Use this online video writing tutorial to study the story The Yearling as an example of practical, informative writing. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use this Literature and Writing Tutorials video entitled Teaching Practical Informative Story Writing to study the practical, informative style of writing through excerpts from The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's classic story.

This instructive educational online video not only offers excerpts from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's classic, The Yearling, in its study of the practical/informative mode of writing, but also beautiful illustrations by the renowned artist N.C. Wyeth, which originally appeared in the "Illustrated Classics" series of the early twentieth century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop practical/informative writing skills, which are used to convey facts that add realism and accuracy to works of fiction and greater interest and clarity to nonfictional accounts.
  • Gain insight to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's use of practical/informative writing in her classic novel The Yearling through excerpts that show the author's attention to precise words, detailed descriptions, and the selection of facts that support the work's themes.
  • Learn how to use the same method of practical/informative writing as that exemplified in The Yearling for schoolwork, correspondence, or to draw readers into a news story or a fictional scene.
  • Appreciate the artistry of the renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth.
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