ERIC Number: ED131474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Compose Yourself: A Plan for Instruction in Written Composition, Grades 7-12. Publication No. SC-741.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.
The program outlined in this document suggests that all secondary school students have continuous composing experiences in four major areas of written discourse: sensory/descriptive, imaginative/narrative, practical/informative, and analytical/expository. This document contains a chart detailing a plan of instruction in written composition for grades 7 through 12, sample composing experiences (records of actual lessons) and student responses, evaluation materials, and position statements by the Los Angeles City Schools and the National Council of Teachers of English. Sample lesson topics are: character description--writing from a model; description--journal observation; chronological-logical sequence; point of view; friendly notes and postcard form; business letter and correct envelope form; expository paragraph on literature; editorial writing; essay to persuade; essay based on Tennyson's "Gareth and Lynette"; and defining a nonsense word. (JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.