ERIC Number: ED025515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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The Teaching of Writing in Our Schools: A MacMillan Guidebook for Parents.
This discussion attempts to acquaint parents with the reasons for teaching writing in grades 1-12 and with some of the processes by which teachers guide students in learning to write. Specific topics include the practical need for writing, the differences between written and spoken languages, the ways children learn to write, the topics they write about, the amount of writing they should do, questions of style and correct usage, problems of testing and grading, and techniques of teaching writing. Ways in which parents can help both the child and the school are suggested. (LH)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Testing, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Expository Writing, Grading, Language Instruction, Language Styles, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 32609; $1.95 nonmembers, $1.65 members).
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Sponsor: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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Note: Published by the Macmillan Co., New York.