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ERIC Number: ED116212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Design in Art and Literature: Drawing Students into Writing.
Foster, Mary Ellen
This paper describes an approach to teaching writing through design. Students were asked to design the following items: a dance, an outfit, a toy, a game, and a recipe. As these designs were completed, they were then presented to an audience and time was provided for the students to write about their experience of the process of producing. A number of calligraphic projects are described, including cutting out the letters of a favorite word and arranging them on a construction paper background, shaping a name with colored yarns on cardboard, and formulating the letters of a name and designing a graph over it in order to create shapes. It was concluded that most students enjoyed this approach, and that the students became involved in the process of creating. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (65th, San Diego, November 27-29, 1975)