ERIC Number: ED182745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The How's of Teaching Composition.
Gere, Anne Ruggles, Ed.
This collection of papers by participants in the Puget Sound Writing Project (Washington) includes discussions of ideas and strategies that have been used in classrooms and that are based on clear theoretical principles. The topics discussed in the nine entries are: writing as a process through which students discover what is on their minds, characteristics of effective writing assignments, issues surrounding assignment making, class activities that generate ideas for writing, multisensory stimulation as an important part of the writing process, the difficulty and the reward of writing, activities used in an intermediate school English center to help students with writing, peer group editing and improvement in student writing, and the use of a writing workshop in which the students are the audience for each writer. The book also contains a poem that captures the process metaphor in a description of boat building. (TJ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Multisensory Learning, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Washington State Council of Teachers of English, Dept. of English GN-30, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council of Teachers of English.
Note: The Washington State Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English