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ERIC Number: ED138997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 374
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A Guidebook for Teaching Composition.
Stanford, Gene; Smith, Marie
In contrast to many books that outline in a general way the "best" method for teaching composition and that suggest a few exercises to implement it, this guidebook on expository writing attempts to be comprehensive and emphasizes practicality. Chapters deal with how to organize a composition program, how to mark student papers, and how to teach expository paragraphs, essays, research papers, and skills of revision. For each type of writing that it deals with, the guidebook provides instructional objectives, notes for brief presentations to explain new concepts to the class, classroom activities, discussion questions, small group activities, projects, individual assignments, annotated lists of useful books and audiovisual materials, and sample evaluation items. An additional feature of the book is the section of "reproduction pages," which can be used to make masters for spirit duplication or transparencies for an overhead projector. Although the book often suggests a sequence of activities that might be useful in teaching a particular skill, the teacher is not locked into prescribed lesson plans. (LJR)
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 ($13.95 paper)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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