ERIC Number: ED184115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Formative Writing: Writing to Assist Learning In All Subject Areas. Curriculum Publication No. 3.
This booklet is one of a series of teacher-written curriculum publications launched by the Bay Area Writing Project, each focusing on a different aspect of the teaching of composition. This booklet explains techniques that can be used by teachers in all subject areas to help students use writing, not merely as a means of testing knowledge, but as a method of gaining knowledge. The first portion of the booklet defines formative writing (based on the distinction between formative and summative evaluation techniques) and its use in free writing, focused free writing, questioning, note taking, journals, and writing about assignments. The major portion of the booklet is an appendix of examples of formative writing for formal composition and for writing without formal composition as a goal. (AEA)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Student Writing Models, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Publications Department, Bay Area Writing Project, 5635 Tolman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($1.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: Bay Area Writing Project; Writing across the Curriculum