ERIC Number: ED144106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
"Listen, My Children, and You Shall Hear": An Oral Approach to Correcting Written Errors.
Stine, Peter W.
This paper suggests that oral reading of written composition can be an effective method of sensitizing students to the presence of grammatical and logical errors. A sample paragraph is used to illustrate the technique; guidelines for use include the suggestions that students be asked to look for one particular type of compositional error (such as subject/verb disagreement) and that they strive to reproduce the actual sense of the text, even when that text is wordy or lacks logic. The limitations of the oral-reading technique, as well as its possible applications in small-group and one-to-one teaching situations, are discussed. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)