ERIC Number: ED072451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Whole Word Catalog.
Brown, Rosellen, Ed.; And Others
This catalog, addressed to teachers of writing in the elementary and high schools, consists of (1) suggested assignments to stimulate creative writing, (2) descriptions of materials and assignment references that might be used with the assignments, (3) a list of books and magazines containing anthologies of writing by young people, and (4) resource lists and organizations useful to the writing teacher. The catalog is a product of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative, an organization of professional writers, poets, and teachers experimenting with innovations in the teaching of writing. Many of the ideas were developed in large classrooms in New York City, but they can be used with small groups and with individual students. The assignments represent open-ended "recipes" rather than strictly defined methods or curriculum designs; the authors stress that students should write for enjoyment, with their own voices, not mimicking the voice of a textbook poet or a voice they think the teacher wants to hear. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Creative Writing, Creativity, Elementary Education, English, Fiction, Poetry, Secondary Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 32958, $1.50 non-member, $1.40 member)
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Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.