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ERIC Number: ED159681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing Workshops and Reading.
Fearn, Leif; Foster, Kathleen
A two-week writing workshop has been designed and conducted for gifted students in grades three through five. Specific activities have been planned to enable learners to write for a variety of purposes, to learn about many categories of writing, and to come into contact with different kinds of information through listening, discussion, and reading many kinds of materils. The activities, provided during daily 90-minute sessions, require students to write for a ten-minute period on the first day of the workshop to produce writing samples, write for two-minute periods about whatever comes into their minds, produce lists of objects that have something in common, generate questions for which the answer is a word that has been provided by the teacher, substitute alternative words for selected words in sentences, work on long term articles or stories, share work with classmates and teacher, rewrite and edit, and work on closing activities on the last day of the workshop. The workshop appears to benefit students' reading through providing them with complex reading materials and a purpose for reading. (A list of workshop materials is appended.) (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared at San Diego State University ; Not available in hard copy; Best copy available