ERIC Number: ED234420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Manage the Writing Process: Tasks and Strategies.
Langer, Judith A.; Applebee, Arthur N.
Teachers can use a variety of techniques to help students learn to manage the writing process of generating ideas, writing, and revising material. To assist students in developing their ideas about a topic, acquiring additional information, and integrating new information with previous ideas--all part of the generating phase--teachers can give instruction in brainstorming, free association, freewriting, evaluating information, and selecting methods for organizing material. To provide young writers with relevant support and instruction during the drafting process, teachers can model unfamiliar genres, permit imitation in early drafts, allow class time for writing, and encourage nongraded writing such as journal writing. To help students learn when and how to revise, teachers can organize peer response and editing groups, model the revising process in class, engage in written dialogue with students about their evolving drafts, and provide time between drafts to allow students to reassess their own writing. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Brainstorming; Invention (Rhetorical)