ERIC Number: ED225191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Mapping the Writing Journey. Curriculum Publication No. 15.
Buckley, Marilyn Hanf; Boyle, Owen
For use by teachers in helping students become better writers, this booklet describes and illustrates cognitive mapping, a prewriting technique that helps students combine their verbal and visual skills in order to produce ideas and to plan stories, plays, reports, or essays. The first section of the booklet discusses the interrelations between writing and thinking and explains how mapping can help students recall, organize, and structure their ideas. The second section, which comprises the major portion of the booklet, (1) explains how to make a cognitive map; (2) demonstrates how mapping can integrate the functions of the two hemispheres of the brain; (3) compares mapping to outlining; (4) illustrates ways that it can be used in planning a letter, autobiography, story, oral composition, research paper, or play; (5) lists suggestions for other uses of mapping in writing instruction; and (6) presents maps of works by professional writers. (FL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Processing, Motivation Techniques, Prewriting, Teaching Methods, Verbal Ability, Visual Learning, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: Bay Area Writing Project; Cognitive Mapping
Note: Prepared by the Bay Area Writing Project.