ERIC Number: ED155727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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What Happens Next? Stories to Finish for Intermediate Writers.
Washton, Andrew D.
Designed to stimulate reluctant writers in grades five through eight, these 40 uncompleted stories were written by a teacher who has used them with success in the classroom. The stories are arranged by length and complexity, and topics range from tales of childhood experiences to accounts of history, nature, and science fiction. A section addressed to the teacher offers ideas on how to use the stories in the classroom to evoke the maximum amount of imaginative response from the students. The techniques suggested include oral reading, dramatization, use of weekly spelling words, and related arts and crafts. Plot summaries of all of the stories are also provided for the teacher's convenience. (MAI)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Expository Writing, Imagination, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Narration, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($4.95 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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