ERIC Number: ED234404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Composition Handbook for Decatur Teachers.
Duncan, Linda; And Others.
Designed for the classroom teacher, this composition handbook suggests ways in which the teacher can integrate composition activities with the Macmillan language program. The first part of the handbook examines the following research findings: (1) students learn to write by writing, (2) a variety of writing experiences is necessary, (3) the writing process is as important as the product, (4) mistakes in writing can be an indication of growth, (5) revising must be a part of the writing process, (6) a real audience is important if students are to take writing seriously, (7) teachers must learn to find better ways to handle the paper load, (8) writing must be done in all subject areas, (9) writing aids in the development of reading, and (11) reading aids in the development of writing. The second part of the handbook offers writing goals and activities for kindergarten through grade 6 students. In addition, this section provides summary statements of the skills the average student should possess at the end of each grade and a list of sources of further writing activities. Appendixes contain suggestions, tips, and methods for handling the paper load, writing in the content areas, and developing audiences for students' writing, as well as lists of publishers of student writing and writing contests. (HOD)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research
Decatur Public Schools District 61, 101 West Cerro Gordo, Decatur, IL 62523 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Decatur Public Schools District 61, IL.
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Reading Writing Relationship