ERIC Number: ED031481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Language Arts Philosophy.
This document articulates a philosophy of language arts that is based on the teacher's recognition of the need for an idividualized rate of growth for each child. Writing is presented as a personal and practical means of communication, and writing skills are listed that should be taught in the writing program. The goals for an effective creative writing program are then discussed, which include providing each child with a proper atmosphere and sufficient time to write, guiding the child to an understanding of the form of good writing, familiarizing him with proofreading procedures, preparing cumulative records, and holding periodic conferences to help him evaluate his growth. The appendices present a suggested daily plan for teaching creative writing, a proposal of specific proofreading procedures all students should follow, and a spelling list of 200 commonly used words. (JB)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Creative Writing, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Language Arts, Language Skills, Learning Readiness, Spelling, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Woodstock Community Consolidated District 10, IL.