ERIC Number: ED048298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Thousand Topics for Composition: Revised Elementary Level.
Moore, Walter J.
Illinois English Bulletin, v58 n5 p1-32 Feb 1971
Topics suggested by 101 elementary school teachers in Illinois, intended for teachers of writing in the elementary grades (also adaptable for junior and senior high school classes), are divided into the following categories: (1) Description (e.g., Me, My World, My Dreams); (2) Characterization (e.g., Personal, Plant and Animal); (3) Dramatization (e.g., Playwriting, Character Portrayal); (4) Narration (e.g., Stories, Special Days); (5) Imaginative Writing (e.g., Other Places, Anything Goes, Words as Ideas); (6) Reporting (e.g., Lead Questions, Human Interest); and (70 Miscellaneous (e.g., Puzzles). Motivational techniques (e.g., using literature, games, props, discussion, and media) and a "writing tables" which suggests activities to encourage imaginative development also offer suggestions for student writing. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.