ERIC Number: ED344229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Children To Write, K-8: A Complete Guide to Developing Writing Skills.
Hillerich, Robert L.
Intended for teachers of kindergarten through grade 8 who want to improve their students' writing skills, this book is based on existing research findings to serve as a practical guide to procedures, methods, and skills essential for the development of proficiency in written expression of all kinds. The book includes practical, research-based findings on all aspects of writing instruction along with specific techniques to help children succeed in writing. The book's cornerstone is the belief that one learns to write by writing, and that experience in writing must be enjoyable. The book's 13 chapters are as follows: (1) Overview; (2) Organizing the Classroom for Writing; (3) Beginnings in Prewriting and Oral Language; (4) Stimulating Writing; (5) Developing Vocabulary; (6) Writing in Content Areas; (7) Dealing with Grammar: Flexibility of Expression; (8) Conferencing during Writing; (9) Developing Skill in Spelling; (10) Developing Skill in Other Mechanics; (11) Editing: Revising and Proofreading; (12) Publishing; and (13) Evaluating. A postscript contains a guide to evaluating the writing process. An appendix of spelling lists and a glossary are attached. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Editing, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Vocabulary Development, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Prentice-Hall, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($27.95 plus tax and postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Writing Conferences; Writing Development