ERIC Number: ED237997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Where Exercise: Seeing in Writing.
Lawrence, Robert A.
A classroom activity to facilitate the process of forming images in the mind (seeing) while writing is described in detail. The activity, called the Where Exercise, consists of the instructor naming a series of locations and the students writing down three objects which they "see" in each of those locations. It is emphasized that the instructor's coaching during the activity is crucial to its success. The activity is intended to be reinforced by a writing assignment based on the images "seen" in one of the locations. Several examples are offered of sample locations and appropriate coaching responses. The article concludes with a list of reasons why the activity is effective. A seven-item bibliography of references is included. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Developmental Education (Chicago, IL, 1981).