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ERIC Number: ED178936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creative Writing/Reading Program for Elementary School Children.
Kunz, Don
This paper recommends that poetry rather than other literary forms be used to teach creative reading and writing to young children. The advantages of using poetry are described as follows: inhibitions are overcome quickly; opportunities for a wider range and more complex level of student achievement are created; high quality pieces of writing are composed in a reasonable time; penmanship, grammar, spelling and syntax are mastered; and sensitivity, social acceptance, and a sense of self worth are developed. The paper also includes basic directions for implementing a creative writing/reading program, suggestions for encouraging a playful atmosphere in such a program, and a set of six creative writing lesson plans. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Fall Conference of the New England Association of Teachers of English (Portsmouth, NH, October 19-21, 1979)