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ERIC Number: ED162293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Young Authors: Writing for Real.
Daku, Joseph; Casey, John
Step-by-step guidelines for teaching students the processes involved in conceiving, writing, editing, and binding books are presented in this paper. Following a discussion of the values and aims of such a project, possibilities are noted for making class, small group, or individual books. Guidelines are then provided for helping students become involved in the project, find subjects, plan how to treat their subjects, research their subjects, refine and organize their materials, work in workshop situations to obtain feedback and criticism, and complete the processes of writing a first draft, editing and proofreading, writing a second draft, and making a dummy of the book (for which detailed instructions are included). Suggestions for evaluation follow, after which a three-stage editing checklist is provided to help students edit their papers after reading them aloud to the class, reading them to partners, and checking each other's papers for mechanical errors. Illustrated instructions for binding a book are then presented, divided into preliminary comments, a list of materials needed, and step-by-step instructions for preparing book pages, preparing and sewing book spines, making book covers and covering the books, and putting books together. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Book Binding; Book Production
Note: Paper presented at the Winter Conference of the New Jersey Reading Teachers Association (McAfee, New Jersey, January 1977)