ERIC Number: ED120755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Let's Get Rid of the Welfare Mess in the Teaching of Writing.
Graves, Donald H.
Children's dependence upon the teacher in all aspects of the writing process in the elementary classroom must be replaced by the development of self-critical tools in the young writer. To help this development, the teacher should look at the nature of the writing process, with its three steps of precomposing, composing, and postcomposing, and then view the different composing styles (reactive and reflective) of children within that process. The focal point of the development is the writing conference, which may be held as often as every five or ten days, depending on the child. Children's dependency has been removed when, through individual conferences, they are able to discover strengths and weaknesses in their own communication and the writing process is in their own hands. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Language Arts in the Elementary School (Atlanta, Georgia, March 1976)