ERIC Number: ED151846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing: Advice From the Professionals.
Gallo, Donald R., Ed.
Connecticut English Journal, v8 n2 Entire Issue Spr 1977
The 20 articles in this publication, contributed by professional writers living in Connecticut, address the issue of what the schools can do to improve the writing of students at the elementary and high school levels. A wide range of advice and opinions is stated. Many suggestions for teachers are given, including the following: (1) encourage the love of reading by dictating a favorite passage to be written down by the students; (2) have students edit their own work while the teacher edits a copy of it, then compare results; (3) have the students memorize poems or study French in order to acquire a feel for the English language and an understanding of English grammar; (4) insist on wide reading, especially of poetry; (5) write along with the students, showing them that writing is both fun and difficult and encouraging the practice of revisions; and (6) abolish objective testing and go back to essays. Finally, the publication includes a summary of the new copyright law and fair-use guidelines and gives the addresses and biographical sketches of the professional writers whose comments are provided. (CC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Council of Teachers of English.
Note: Connecticut Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English