ERIC Number: ED215354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Manual of Developmental Writing Skills and Activities: Grades 5-12. Revised Edition.
Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
Designed for use within language arts programs as well as in the content areas, this handbook provides a continuum of activities for developing writing skills in grades five through twelve. The activities, arranged according to a diagnostic grid sheet provided for evaluation of student progress, offer practice in perception of task (point of view and following directions), organization, sentence structure, usage, vocabulary, mechanics, and using proper forms, such as business letters, letters of application and complaint, and report writing. Each exercise, which may be used individually, with small groups, or with the entire class, contains the specific skills, the objective of the activity, the procedure to be followed, and, in many cases, sample checklist directions to assist students in accumulating a series of guidelines to help them strengthen their writing abilities. A bibliography is also provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Check Lists, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar, Guidelines, Language Arts, Language Usage, Paragraph Composition, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary Development, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.