ERIC Number: ED238023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Making Connections between Speaking and Writing.
Lawrence, Robert A.
By emphasizing the similarities between writing and speaking, writing instructors can help students generate coherent, natural sounding prose. Instructors can point out the connections between speaking and writing by (1) reading good student writing aloud, (2) having students read their work aloud in class, (3) encouraging students to develop sensitivity to the sound of their writing through reading aloud to themselves or reading into a tape recorder, (4) developing purposeful class discussions as part of prewriting activities, (5) having students give oral tellings in class, (6) assigning writing emphasizing the writer's audience, and (7) performing student dramatic works. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Freshman Composition; Speaking Writing Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Writing Centers Conference (Iowa City, IA, October 21-22, 1983).