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ERIC Number: ED022779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 7
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Dinosaurs, Witches, and Anti-Aircraft: Primary Composition.
Evertts, Eldonna L.
Elementary English, v43 n2 p109-14 February 1966
The composition teacher in the primary grades should emphasize content and ideas, not form and properly written expression, to develop the students' interest in writing. By surrounding the students with fine literature, by presenting them with model stories to imitate, and by letting them make up alternate endings and illustrations for stories, the teacher encourages original thought and pleasure in writing. Another approach, the group planning of a story to illustrate a fable, not only increases the students' appreciation for this type of literature, but also requires an abstract level of thinking. In correcting papers, the teacher should avoid close grading and requiring the story to be recopied; for the evaluation of a paper should depend on content and communication of thought rather than on "correct" mechanics. (LH)
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