ERIC Number: ED366004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Writing in the Urban Middle School: Writing Imagined Narratives To Think about College.
Kutno, Stephen P.
At the end of a 14-week program designed to help them improve their writing and editing skills and to increase their interest in college, sixth graders at School #74 in Buffalo, New York published a book of their imagined narratives. They titled the book "Kids With a Dream." Acting on the premise that school children have a better understanding of the narrative as opposed to expository form, graduate students from the State University of New York at Buffalo asked middle schoolers to write about an imaginary day in their life at college. Students first toured the university campus and met college students, professors, and administrators. Then the middle schoolers formed writing partnerships and co-authored their narratives which were published in an anthology. (SAM)
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Narration, Public Schools, Urban Education, Writing for Publication, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Buffalo); State University of New York Buffalo
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (83rd, Pittsburgh, PA, November 17-22, 1993). For related papers, see CS 214 183-186.