ERIC Number: ED039213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Composition--A Humanistic Activity.
Hahn, Harry T.
Wisconsin English Journal, v10 n3 p15-19 Apr 1968
Creative writing provides a healthy outlet for childrens' personal problems and feelings, often presents them with satisfying solutions to their psychological needs, and gives the students an important sense of success and personal accomplishment. Factors conducive to self-expression include stimulation of the student through the teacher's reading selections aloud, aiding a child by writing his dictated story, or encouraging his imaginative ideas. Self-expression thrives in a classroom atmosphere where students may experiment with verbal and visual communication without fear of criticism or censure. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English.