ERIC Number: ED196024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Speaking Your Writing: A Rehearsal Technique for the Basic Writing Student.
Miller, Cynthia A.; Rinderer, Regina
Many basic writers who possess minimal composition skills are able to articulate their thoughts but are unable to express these thoughts on paper. The talk-write method of writing rehearsal is an approach that allows these students to experience prewriting and composition processes in an enjoyable way. In the talk-write technique, the student first discusses all thoughts on a topic and these are tape recorded. In the second phase, the student listens to the recording for possible theses. In the third phase, the student talks through various ideas with a definite focus, then writes them down with supporting points. The student presents this outline to others for feedback on organization and content in the optional fourth phase. The fifth phase is the writing of the rough draft. Finally, revision of the draft can be done orally for further feedback and editing. This talk-write technique can be adapted to different classroom situations, such as working with partners, with the teacher, in groups, or alone. This rehearsal strategy is advantageous in that it illuminates composition as a process and the emphasis lies in the collaborative process. This technique also makes the writing process less threatening by making it a social encounter. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rehearsal Strategies; Talk Write Method
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (11th, Oak Brook, IL, October 16-18, 1980).