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ERIC Number: ED214199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Teaching of Writing in Your Own School: A Staff Development Program.
Spanjer, Allan; Boiarsky, Carolyn
The steps outlined in this paper are intended to help organize and capitalize on local school resources when constructing inservice programs for improving writing instruction. The guidelines are based on the assumptions that faculties are aware of their own teaching needs, that the best inservice comes from teachers who can effectively demonstrate their successful techniques, that writing should be integrated with all subject areas, and that both teachers and students must master the writing processes (prewriting, drafting, and revising). Emanating from these assumptions, the ten steps for inservice program development include the following: (1) enlisting administrative support, (2) soliciting teachers as presenters/participants, (3) compiling a writing bibliography to which program participants can refer, (4) collecting effective teaching ideas from participants and sequencing them according to topic areas within the writing process, (5) scheduling workshop sessions based on the sequential list from step 4, and (6) having participating teachers prepare and present their ideas within a "Do-Look-Learn" approach to inservice education. The "Do-Look-Learn" method is explained and resources are suggested concerning prewriting, drafting, revising, teaching mechanics, grading, small group work, the teacher's role, writing in the content areas, and sequencing writing. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum