ERIC Number: ED214846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing Skills: Global Issues. Skills Series, Volume 3.
Social studies and language arts teachers can use these self-contained activities to teach writing skills to students in grades 6-12. Some of the activities have a global approach requiring students to write about topics such as human rights and cultural differences. Information provided for each activity includes an introduction, objectives, time required, materials needed, and teaching methods. The guide is organized into 13 sections which comprise half of the publication. The other half contains student handouts. Section I is an introduction. Section II contains an activity which helps students explore some of the reasons for the use of writing. Students are presented with 17 writing motivators in the activity presented in section III. The activity in section IV contains ten suggestions for improving writing in the social studies. Twenty five ways to stimulate creative writing, such as make a comic book, write words to a piece of music, or keep a journal are presented in section V. The activities in section VI help students write about their personal experiences. For example, students take turns interviewing one another and then write personal biographies. In the activities in section VII, students have the opportunity to explore their senses and to use that experience as material for their writing. For example, students collect pictures and then describe or tell a story about what they see. The role of language in writing is the topic of activities in section VIII. Activities in sections IX through XII deal with clarity in writing, perspective and writing, perspective in the news, and the language of protest. The publication ends with a resource list in section XIII. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing, Global Approach, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($9.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
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