ERIC Number: ED249517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Easing Writing's Rigors: Having Fun with Language.
Christensen, Linda, Ed.; And Others
Noting that having fun with language engenders a love of language and an understanding of its power and vitality, and that students with this awareness of and respect for language will likely be more successful writers, this guide offers suggestions that will help teachers ease the rigors of writing for their students and create a "language is fun" atmosphere in their classrooms. Following the introduction, the guide discusses the importance of teachers modeling writing in the classroom and offers suggestions to that end. The remainder of the guide offers classroom activities for teaching (1) dictionary skills, (2) etymology, (3) figurative language, (4) nonverbal language, (5) parody and satire, (6) poetry, (7) puzzles, (8) sounds of language, (9) storytelling, (10) vocabulary building, (11) word play, and (12) other ways to have fun with language. The guide concludes with references and a bibliography. (HTH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Enrichment, Nonverbal Communication, Oral Language, Poetry, Story Telling, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Written Language
Wisconsin Writing Project, 556c Teacher Education Building, University of Wisconsin, 225 North Mills St., Madison, WI 53706 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: National Writing Project; Wisconsin Writing Project; Word Games