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ERIC Number: ED016642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 118
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Reference Count: 0
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WRITER AND AUDIENCE.
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Curriculum Center in English.
THIS TWO-UNIT TEACHING GUIDE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL COMPOSITION IS DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS BECOME AWARE OF THE DECISIONS INVOLVED IN ESTABLISHING A VOICE OR "PERSONA" AND OF THE EFFECT THESE DECISIONS HAVE ON THE IMAGE THAT IS PROJECTED TO AN AUDIENCE. AN INTRODUCTION CONTAINS A RATIONALE AND SUGGESTED TEACHING PROCEDURES FOR DEVELOPING SKILL IN PRODUCING A PERSONA AND IN IDENTIFYING AN AUDIENCE. UNIT I, "IDENTIFYING THE WRITER," COMPARES A VARIED SELECTION OF PERSONA IN FOUR LESSONS--(1) HOW CHARACTER IS REVEALED IN PLAYS, (2) HOW THE AUTHOR STRIKES A POSE, (3) HOW THE PERSONA DEFINES VISION IN POETRY AND IN MASS MEDIA, AND (4) HOW STUDENT WRITERS ASSUME PERSONAE. UNIT II, "IDENTIFYING THE AUDIENCE," INCLUDES FIVE LESSONS--(1) HOW ONE PROCESS IS DESCRIBED DIFFERENTLY FOR FOUR DIFFERENT AUDIENCES, (2) HOW A PARTICULAR STYLE CAN PRODUCE A PARTICULAR KIND OF AUDIENCE AND IMITATORS, (3) HOW ONE THEME IS DEVELOPED THROUGH SEVERAL DIFFERENT MATERIALS, (4) HOW PERSONA CAN ADAPT TO VARIOUS AUDIENCES, AND (5) HOW PUBLIC MEN PROJECT THEIR PERSONAE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EACH UNIT PRESENTS STUDY NOTES AND WRITING PROBLEMS DEVELOPED AROUND WRITING MODELS WHICH RANGE FROM RECENT MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND STUDENT WRITING TO POETRY AND EXCERPTS FROM PLAYS. WRITING MODELS ARE CITED, BUT NOT REPRINTED. SEE ALSO TE 000 124 AND TE 000 126 THROUGH TE 000 129. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Curriculum Center in English.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Evanston); NORTHWESTERN CURRICULUM CENTER IN ENGLISH; PROJECT ENGLISH