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ERIC Number: ED193648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing Is Learning.
Gower, Peter
This paper describes writing as an exploration through unknown terrain by which student writers find out what they are really thinking. It offers teachers the following ground rules to help the difficult process whenever their students are writing in any subject: (1) do not ask students to regurgitate what they already know; (2) give students time in which to practice, make mistakes, and find out what they really mean; (3) let students question all the time; (4) let students make mistakes; (5) view all writing as work in progress; (6) do not emphasize marks or grades; and (7) be adaptable, remembering that the writing should be student centered with student learning as its main purpose. (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 Canadian Council of Teachers of English (13th, Halifax, Canada, August 18-22, 1980) and the Ontario Council of Teachers of English Conference (Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 20, 1980).