ERIC Number: ED250716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Building Self-Esteem through the Writing Process. Writing Teachers at Work.
Acknowledging that the process approach to writing instruction is particularly valuable for lower ability students (because carrying a project through from prewriting to publication enhances their self-esteem), this book presents procedures for teaching writing to build student confidence and subsequently to improve student writing. Following an introduction, the first chapter discusses ways to set the stage for a conducive writing atmosphere. The next three chapters present activities for the stages of the writing process--prewriting, drafting, and revising. The fifth chapter discusses peer review of students' work before publication, while the sixth chapter suggests the proofreading stage as a final opportunity for students to discuss their papers with the teacher before publication. The last chapter explores various forms in which student writing can be "published," such as classroom books, letter exchanges, book reports, and screen plays. The appendix includes a curriculum guide, a guide to planning effective writing assignments, excerpts from student-authored books, and student poems and letters. (HTH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Peer Evaluation, Process Approach (Writing), Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Apprehension, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Publications Department, Bay Area Writing Project, 5635 Tolman Hall, School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Request "Publications for Teachers" for ordering information.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: National Writing Project; Writing Attitudes
Note: Prepared through National Writing Project.