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ERIC Number: ED181460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Manzo's Language Shaping Paradigm (LSP).
Manzo, A. V.; Sherk, J. K.
A teaching strategy has been devised to teach students how to value their own thoughts and experiences. Secondary purposes of the strategy are to help students deal with their own identities, to improve their general language and essay writing abilities, and to heighten their appreciation of the writing of others. The seven steps of the teaching method are: (1) begin with a provocative discussion from which a purpose for writing is generated; (2) record the student's essay or have the student write it; (3) select one or two essays to edit jointly with the student, being sure the student understands the class will be the audience; (4) prepare comprehension questions on the student-written essay at literal, interpretive, and applied levels; (5) prepare two or three language usage exercises to point out the weaknesses and merits of the student's style; (6) have the class read the essay, do the comprehension check, and discuss their answers with the student/author; and (7) have the class complete the language exercises. (A sample student theme and teacher-written comprehension questions are included). (AEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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