ERIC Number: ED182772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
The Magic of Motivation: Motivational Devices for Stimulating Young Writers.
This booklet contains ideas and prewriting exercises designed to motivate reluctant writers. The first section of the booklet provides suggestions for helping students become better acquainted so that they will be more receptive to peer evaluation of their work. The second section offers prewriting teaching techniques while the third section offers ideas for teaching some specific skills that are beneficial both in short, beginning exercises and in longer assignments. The fourth section provides a variety of ideas that have been used to motivate students in grades four through ten. The final section contains ideas for writing about holidays that were designed for use in grades four through six. Many of these ideas are tied to the use of bulletin boards as motivators, a technique that solves two problems--motivation and sharing students' work. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Panama Union School District, Bakersfield, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English (22nd, Los Angeles, CA, February 15-17, 1980)