ERIC Number: ED158331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Composition K-6: A Packet for Teachers.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
Focusing on writing as a complex process, this packet was prepared to assist teachers in planning daily writing activities which combine thinking processes, mechanical skills, and composition skills. Following an introduction which contains suggestions for ways teachers can help students to write, the first section of the publication provides ideas and experiences which will encourage children to think and write. Prewriting activities are also discussed. The second section provides specific lessons in such areas as writing topic sentences, writing for different audiences, and writing in detail. Each teacher-developed lesson contains activities arranged in ascending order of difficulty for use with students of varying ages and abilities. An evaluation criterion is listed for each activity. The final section provides experiences for children which will enable them to utilize their writing skills to organize their thoughts and learnings into larger works. It also includes suggestions for helping students to share, edit, and evaluate their works. Appendixes contain discussions of mechanics, letter forms, and poetry. A bibliography of publications containing additional examples of writing-thinking activities is also provided. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.