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ERIC Number: ED046920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 447
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Stimulating Creative Writing Through Literature: A Guide for Teachers of the Intermediate Grades.
Pilon, Alice Barbara Cummings
A structured writing program for the intermediate grades was designed, utilizing such children's literature as poems, legends, fairy tales, tall tales, and books to stimulate elementary school children to write creatively. Chapters in the teacher's guide for the program present many specific suggestions and activities to help children (1) use specific literary selections as a "springboard to creative writing (The content and purpose of each selection are briefly described.), (2) love literature, (3) build vocabulary, (4) become aware of the importance of appealing to the senses when they write, and (5) write their own poetry and develop critical thinking and an awareness of literary techniques. Other materials included in the guide are a bibliography in the fields of creativity and language arts; numerous examples of children's creative writing; worksheets to be used by children who select their own works; and a full treatment of Doris Gates' book "Blue Willow" to demonstrate how other literature can be appropriated when a long work is studied and how children can be actively involved in a book through the kinds of inductive questions and activities proposed. (Author/JB)
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