ERIC Number: ED105375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing Styles through Visual Compositions.
Sinatra, Richard C.
A method for stimulating and facilitating organizational writing in the secondary school is described in this paper. Pictorial sequences are coordinated and arranged to typify the four major styles of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. These sequences both portray a meaningful event in keeping with the writing style and help to elicit the corresponding organization of written discourse. A model is presented showing the pupil-teacher interaction in the visual-writing process. The model proposes that visual compositions can help generate the student's language and feelings to facilitate organizational writing of coherent paragraphs and, at the same time, to improve certain reading skills of sequence and organization. Teaching strategy guidelines suggest this student involvement in the visual-writing techniques before teaching lessons in style and organization. (Author/TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)