ERIC Number: ED337786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Inservice Guide for English Language Arts and TAAS.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This guide, made up of transparencies and text, offers a basis for a 2-day interactive inservice presentation on how to teach writing, to help a school district ensure that its English language arts program addresses the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test. In addition to sections on the use of the guide and the format of the TAAS Test, the guide addresses the following 21 topics: writing as a process; teaching prewriting strategies; prewriting strategies (for generating and organizing topics and ideas, for informative/descriptive writing, for expressive/narrative writing, for informative/narrative writing, for informative/classificatory writing, for persuasive/descriptive writing, and for persuasive/classificatory writing); writing the first through final drafts; revision and revision strategies; re-thinking the piece as a whole; specific revision strategies; editing and editing strategies; evaluation; techniques for self-evaluation; evaluation techniques for use by peers and for the teacher; and publishing. Five appendixes including a bibliography, sample activities, quotations, some student poems under the heading "letters that cannot be delivered," and an outline for a bio-poem are attached. (PRA)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Process Approach (Writing), State Standards, Test Coaching, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.