ERIC Number: ED124909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Literature, Language, and Expression.
Hennings, Dorothy Grant
Recent studies conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress indicate a deficiency in youngsters' abilities to express themselves in written form. Described in this paper are techniques for helping elementary school children build writing skills by using literature selections as models for expression. Through imitation, pupils can utilize story patterns provided by literature models to create group stories as well as individual stories and poems. Similarly, literature can provide a model for sentencing, in which children achieve a sense of the structure and sequence of clear communication. Finally, stories and poems can be used to encourage vocabulary development. Specific literature selections and teaching techniques are delineated. (Author/KS) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Interpretation).
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 (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)