ERIC Number: ED082192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Content and Craft: Written Expression in the Elementary School.
Hennings, Dorothy Grant; Grant, Barbara M.
Based on the assumption that, when learning to write, the child must learn to build significant idea-content to communicate and to translate ideas into written material, this book examines the content phase of writing, the craft phase of writing, and the means of effecting a merger of content with craft. The first chapter affirms the central position of ideas in both functional and imaginative writing, classifies the idea-content of writing as reflective, conceptual, projective, and expressive, and describes the thinking processes; the second chapter identifies first hand experience as a source of ideas for written expression; the third chapter proposes ideas for written expression which can be triggered by structured activities; chapter four is devoted to the many ways in which children may record ideas; the organization of witten composition is the focus of chapter five; chapter six includes suggestions for helping children select and use words effectively; the seventh chapter deals with revision as a necessary part of writing; chapter eight discusses ways of merging content and craft in poetry; and the content and craft of writing prose are discussed in chapter nine. (HOD)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Language Skills, Self Expression, Teaching Guides, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Publishers, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($7.95 cloth, $4.95 paper)
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