ERIC Number: ED082411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Creative Writing: Guide Lines for Teachers, Upper Elementary Summer School.
Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Major Work Classes.
The guide offers suggestions and techniques for teaching creative writing to gifted upper elementary school students. Fifteen characteristics of the creative teacher introduce the subject. Approaches are offered for developing the creative writing tools: words, imagery, figures of speech, sound devices, and parts of speech. Story writing is said to require motivation which the teacher can ignite by providing new experiences for students and scanning current media and books for ideas. Categories offered for writing include descriptions, autobiography, letters, proverbs, diaries, characterizations, fables, or items of personal interest. Suggestions are made for writing a paragraph, a title, and a story; and for beginning a story, measuring conversation, and evaluating a story. A definition of poetry introduces ways to achieve a creative climate for composing poetry; following are a list of topics, unusual forms such as Japanese Haiku, tanka, and the limerick; and procedures for evaluating poems. The guide demonstrates fundamentals of poetry writing with examples of verse forms, meter, the foot line (up to octameter), and stanza forms. Six P's of creative writing (perceive, ponder, plan, produce, polish, proofread), a sample poem, and a list of recordings to set a mood for writing conclude the guide. (Included are a bibliography of approximately 100 books and sources of available commercial aids). (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Div. of Major Work Classes.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)