ERIC Number: ED026365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Use of Literary Models in Teaching Written Composition, Grades K-6.
Georgia Univ., Athens. English Curriculum Study Center.
This compilation of resource materials for the teaching of written composition in grades K-6 is based on the assemptions that the desire to write frequently results from the enjoyment and stimulation derived from reading what another has written; that children's literature offers the pupil contact with master writers; and that this contact may be systematically encouraged and developed by the teacher. Chapter 1 explains the function of structure in written composition. An extensive second chapter cites and discusses 15 children's literature selections divided among units for two educational levels (K-3 and 4-6) and for advanced students. Children's expected achievement levels, objectives, and suggested learning experiences are given for each selection. Chapter 3 contains two illustrations of the use of literary models: the first illustration presents 12 sample lessons for fifth-grade children, and the second is comprised of items from a test on understanding figurative language used experimentally with 145 sixth-grade children. An annotated bibliography of books for children concludes the volume. (LH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English Instruction, Figurative Language, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literature Guides, Models, Sequential Approach, Story Reading, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
English Curriculum Study Center, 312 Baldwin Hall, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30601 ($2.50).
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. English Curriculum Study Center.