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ERIC Number: ED037448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jan
Pages: 8
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Sparkling and Spinning Words.
Carlson, Ruth Kearney
Elementary English, v41 n1 p15-21, 55 Jan 1964
Teachers should foster in children's writing the use of words with "sparkle" and "spin"--"sparkle" implying brightness and vitality, "spin" connoting industry, patience, and painstaking work. By providing creative listening experiences with good children's or adult literature, the teacher can encourage students to broaden their imaginations and utilize unusual words to describe feelings, characters, and moods. Some of the many possible works which have been found helpful in instilling literature appreciation and promoting creative writing skills are "Charlotte's Web,""Hailstones and Halibut Bones,""A Child's Christmas in Wales," and "Island of the Blue Dolphins." (Other pieces of literature for the elementary classroom, as well as samples of children's written work, are included.) (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.