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ERIC Number: ED039227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 14
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Writing as Leading the Reader to a Discovery.
Folta, Bernarr
In teaching students to write for an audience, teachers should stress the meaning and purpose of the composition over rhetorical correctness and should emphasize style as well as content. Four teaching approaches through which students may establish and communicate their purposes are (1) "immediate feedback," in which teachers motivate pupils through reading poetry aloud to them, providing provocative phrases for theme topics, and then discussing the students' compositions with them; (2) "talk-write," in which pupils focus on the important aspects of their compositions through pre-writing discussions of purpose, detail, audience, and tone; (3) the use of short comparative sets of assignments which vary according to tone, sequence, and description to fit the audience; and (4) Richard Young's TRI Approach which centers on form: e.g., in a three-sentence paragraph, the first sentence would be a general statement, the second sentence a restriction, and the third sentence an illustration of the topic. (JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, D.C., November 1969