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ERIC Number: ED144093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 16
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Composition Topics that Fructify.
Smith, Eugene
This discussion gives a rationale for providing options for extrapolation within the context of composition topics. Whether topics are specified by someone other than the writer or are self-chosen, they "fructify" according to the composer's sense of purpose and audience. Developing such a sense has not been a prominent part of the typical school composition assignment. A teacher can productively intervene in the invention process by constructing assignments that do not restrict subject matter but that do invite extensive exploration of specific composer/audience/subject relationships. Heightening students' awareness of these relationships can be a more helpful teaching strategy than the invocation of customary conventions of composition form. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (5th, Seattle, Washington, March 11-12, 1977)