ERIC Number: ED240591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
No Better Way to Teach Writing!
Turbill, Jan, Ed.
Divided into a major kindergarten to second grade section and a smaller primary school section, this book uses the comments of the elementary school teachers involved to describe the St. George (Australia) Writing Project's conference approach to teaching writing. Following a brief description of this approach as featuring adequate daily practice time, student control over and responsibility for writing, emphasis on the writing process, and frequent brief conferences between teachers and students and among peers, the two sections each cover the following topics: (1) developing the project; (2) early classroom experiences with the new approach; (3) classroom organization; (4) using the writing conference effectively; (5) accommodating different activities--choosing topics, drawing, inventing spelling, creating drafts, and preparing for publication--during the writing time; (6) publishing the writing; (7) programing and evaluating the process writing approach; and (8) discovering additional benefits of the conference approach such as greater student involvement in learning, fewer behavior problems, and improved reading skills. (MM)
Descriptors: Books, Conferences, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Process Approach (Writing), Student Attitudes, Student Developed Materials, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Primary English Teaching Association Ltd, P.O. Box 167, Rozelle, New South Wales 2039, Australia ($7.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).
Identifiers: Reading Writing Relationship; Saint George Writing Project (Australia); Teacher Student Conferences; Writing Programs