ERIC Number: ED021861
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Selecting, Organizing, and Expressing Ideas: A Tentative Guide to Composition in the Elementary School.
Clover Park School District 400, Lakewood Center, WA.
Concerned with the selection, organization, and expression of ideas, this sequential composition guide for elementary students places emphasis on "doing" and on "using" language in speaking and writing. Introductory materials include basic assumptions about composition, an overview of skills to be mastered, and a glossary of composition terms. The guide analyzes the composition process and discusses the teaching of proofreading, revising, and evaluating. Composition skills to be developed, and activities and assignments are listed separately for kindergarten and grade 1. For grades 2-6, the teaching materials and activities for all grades are listed under the particular composition skill to be developed. (Approximate grade-level divisions are color-coded.) Among the skills are developing a controlling purpose; ordering ideas; drawing comparisons and contrasts; evaluating evidence and generalizations; and writing narration, description, and exposition. Characteristics of the child at each grade level are noted. (LH)
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Poetry, Sequential Approach, Speech Communication, Student Characteristics, Teaching Guides, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
John Leonard, Supervisor of English, Clover Park School District No. 400, 5214 Steilacoom Boulevard, Lakewood Center, Washington 98499 ($3.00).
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Authoring Institution: Clover Park School District 400, Lakewood Center, WA.