ERIC Number: ED158291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Creative Writing Isn't Magic. Success-In-Teaching Series.
Elementary school students can learn to write creatively if the teacher offers stimulation through informative and enriching experiences and provides daily opportunities for writing experiences. Enrichment can involve books, field trips, radio, television, guest speakers, maps, and sense experiences--anything that broadens the knowledge of the student. To assist the writing process itself, the teacher can plan sessions for sharing ideas, work with words and imagery, show the students how to observe a pet and describe it, offer first lines for stories, read humorous books and limericks to motivate the students toward lighter writing (or writing for fun), and decorate the classroom with items that challenge students to write about them. In addition to providing for daily writing periods, the teacher should read aloud to the students from all types of literature, especially poetry. Through exposure to a variety of reading, students not only enrich their experiences, but are encouraged to experiment with a number of writing styles. (MAI)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Elementary Education, Enrichment, Enrichment Activities, Humor, Imagery, Poetry, Reading Aloud to Others, Stimulation, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Association for Childhood Education International, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 ($0.75 paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Washington, DC.