ERIC Number: ED113728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Writing in the Elementary Classroom.
Tiedt, Iris M.
This booklet is one in a series designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice by suggesting specific classroom activities based on current educational theory and research. Designed for elementary school teachers, it is divided into two sections. The first section discusses such topics as providing a healthy classroom environment for free expression; the various roles the teacher must play in encouraging children to write; evaluation; the learning center in the classroom; and the advantages of individualized writing instruction. The second section offers practical hints on such topics as organizing a writing center; developing a minicenter for focus on a specific writing activity; preparing task cards which allow a child to choose an activity to complete independently; making activity sheets for writing; creating learning modules for writing; and including open activities for writing. Specific games, activities, and topics, such as the thesaurus, address books, idioms, and free verse, are discussed and illustrated. (TS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Design, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Individual Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 23058, $1.00 member, $1.10 non-member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Note: Theory into Practice (TIP) Series