ERIC Number: ED351538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Write Right Now! A Writing Skills Manual for GED Teachers. A Report from the Virginia Adult Educators' Research Network.
Ballard, Glenda H.
Based on a teacher's 14 years of experience in teaching writing, this manual was developed to help General Educational Development (GED) teachers to guide adults to improve their writing ability in preparation for the GED test. The manual is organized in four sections. The first section is a discussion of frequent concerns and problems that writing teachers have. These concerns are based on interviews with GED teachers, research, and the author's experience. The second section is an overview of the process approach to writing, and the third section is a summary of the whole language approach to literacy education and its implications for writing. Both the second and third sections begin with a general overview of the technique, proceed with some comments from those in the research field who have knowledge of the techniques, go on to describe a strategy for implementing the approach in the classroom, and conclude with a personal reflection of the author's experience with each approach. The fourth section provides practical activities and ideas for teachers of writing. A bibliography contains 34 references to trade books, textbooks, and journal articles, and an appendix contains teacher-made materials on writing instruction. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Adult Education Service.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; 353 Project