ERIC Number: ED039522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Writing Through Understanding.
This text (which may be used by foreign students of English or by speakers of nonstandard English dialects) is based on the precepts that any genuine learning is by discovery; that such learning is an active process involving the use of conceptual intelligence; and that this learning can be facilitated by teacher guidance. The first section of the text deals with the written forms most closely related to spoken English--direct and indirect address--and is intended to help the students discover how writing is derived from speech, and how it differs. The second section takes up the meaning relationships which commonly occur between or among the sentences in a writing, points up the much greater need for clarity in writing than in speaking, and gives the students practice using their discoveries about sentence connectors and other grammatical and semantic devices which serve to make meaning relationships clear. The last section takes the students to the written form most distant from speech--a summary--and shows them how they can use their discoveries about meaning relationships in order to select certain facts from a writing, and use them in order to write about writing. Each section is followed by a review; a subject index and complete listing of the reading exercise materials conclude the text. The Instructor's Manual provides detailed teaching suggestions. (AMM)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, American Culture, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Standard Spoken Usage, TENL, Writing Exercises, Writing Skills, Written Language
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017.
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Note: 2vols. (Student's Text 230p., Instructor's Manual 99p.)