ERIC Number: ED178937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Using Problem-Solving as a Method of Developing Sequenced-Assignments in a Writing About Fiction and Film Class.
Comprone, Joseph J.
A series of 13 questions is offered for sequencing student writing activities according to a problem solving model of the composing process. The questions are organized in a cyclical framework for approaching any problem solving task that writing students may face. The questions fall into four progressively developed categories, including articulation of the problem, defining goals, developing a procedure for solving the problem, and evaluating the problem/solution with prescribed criteria. A sequence of writing assignments based on the short story "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" by Conrad Aiken, shows one way of using the questions to help students develop personalized methods of intellectual discovery as they develop writing skill. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (68th, Kansas City, MO, November 23-25, 1978)