ERIC Number: ED218643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Writing Practices.
Wright, Wynn, Ed.
Prepared by classroom teachers in a Phoenix elementary school district, this handbook provides information for use in initiating writing practice in both the language arts and the content areas at all elementary school grade levels. The major sections of the handbook provide (1) techniques for motivating students to write; (2) activities at the prewriting, writing, and revising stages of the writing process; (3) suggestions for publishing student work; (4) tips for effective classroom management, including suggestions for setting up a classroom writing center, using time efficiently, dealing with the paper load, and evaluating student writing; (5) methods for teaching writing conventions, such as grammar and usage rules; (6) techniques for integrating writing practice into the content areas of reading, health, social studies, math, and science; and (7) suggestions for ways to keep parents informed about the writing activities of their children. Appendixes contain copies of guidelines for teaching the conventions of writing, a class writing checklist, editing symbols, a letter to parents of students in all grades and another to parents of primary grade students, a list of resources on writing, and a list of materials to read aloud to children. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Elementary School District 6, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum