ERIC Number: ED213020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Operation Rewrite: Theory; Practice; Results.
Lucas, Christine W.
Operation Rewrite, a program developed for use in English instruction in Quebec (Canada), is a constructive teaching-learning method for increasing students' linguistic competency in written discourse. The program provides middle and secondary school students with structured exercises to study and rewrite, using the author's exact format but with original themes. This activity forces the student to attend to the manner in which the professional writer has translated linguistic units into meaningful sequences. The procedures combine the pragmatic and semantic aspects of language with the cognitive bases for both the processing and the production of logical communication. Through trial and error, the students discover and test lexical hypotheses and perceive patterns of language as associative codes for meaning. Analysis of the results of a study that examined the program's effectiveness revealed significant development in both reading and writing proficiency, particularly with multilingual students. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Quebec; Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the World Congress on Reading (8th, Manila, Philippines, August 5-7, 1980).