ERIC Number: ED177610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Writing: From Walls to Paper. The Texas Hill Country Writing Project.
Lamberg, Walter J., Ed.
The 22 articles in this collection, written by experienced teachers of English, present effective learning activities for developing a variety of skills, qualities, and attitudes in writing. Demonstrating different teaching methods, the articles relate to key principles advocated by the National Writing Project: attention to fluency, peer response, and opportunities to develop writing abilities. Part One presents ideas for helping students get started with writing. Topics dealt with include individual and group activities for developing fluency and positive attitudes toward writing, writing anxiety, simulation games, first-hand observation by students to stimulate writing, and the relation of grammar study to writing. Part Two offers a variety of ideas for developing composing skills and qualities. Specific topics covered are: planning composition experiences for a beginning essay course; the structured character sketch; a discursive approach to an advanced study of grammar; developing fluency, self-management, and confidence in writing; a self-instructional thematic unit; planning writing for literature study; use of dialogue in narrative writing; and writing from reading. Part Three contains ideas for helping students revise their writing. Specific topics are: self- and peer-provided feedback, writing with a checklist, the responsibility for revision, writing problems, planning for the spontaneous essay, publication for the gifted student, and balancing the composition emphasis. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.; Austin Independent School District, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.