ERIC Number: ED097710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
They Really Taught Us How to Write.
Geuder, Patricia A., Ed.; And Others
This book contains a collection of articles written by teachers who, according to some of their students, really taught them how to write. The articles describe classroom methods for teaching composition that have actually worked for both teachers and students. Aimed particularly at English teachers in grades 10-12 the book includes specific assignments for students as well as course descriptions and more philosophical pieces. The authors describe various types of student writing: a unique letter-writing assignment in "Dear Mr. Hardy"; a journal-writing activity in "Be Your Own Boswell"; and other creative and expository experiences ranging from a one-paragraph "Exercise in Description," to a five-paragraph theme, "The Chinese Box," to a lengthy research project, "The Community Documentary." Several chapters describe composition practices associated with the study of literature. While a few of these articles clearly apply only to above-average, college-bound students, most present teaching practices that are applicable, or adaptable, to average, below-average, and unmotivated students as well. (SW)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, High Schools, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 32823, $3.95 nonmember, $3.50 member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.