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ERIC Number: ED023664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 138
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The Excitement of Writing.
Clegg, A.B., Ed.
This anthology of children's writing from two Infant, 10 Junior, two Modern, and two Grammar schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire focuses attention on the child's powers of expression rather than on his technical accomplishments . The work from each school is prefaced by a statement from the teacher describing the circumstances under which the writing was done. A distinction is made between "report" and "personal" writing, with most of the compositions of the latter kind. Included are an overview of recent changes in writing and spelling instruction in Junior schools, and examples of writing exercises designed to help students pass the external examination. A conclusion indicates that teachers in schools producing the most sensitive writing not only did not use books of exercises but in many cases considered their use harmful and, also, that skills acquired in personal writing can later be applied to report writing. (JS)
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 22406, $2.25).
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