ERIC Number: ED194904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Helping Student Writers: Grades 7-12.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of English Education.
The information in this booklet is intended to help teachers improve writing instruction in grades seven through twelve. The topics discussed include (1) establishing a writing program in the elementary and secondary school grades; (2) guidelines for organizing writing programs; (3) assigning versus teaching; (4) establishing a writing workshop or laboratory; (5) analyzing students' writing problems, writing processes, and writing products; (6) evaluation of student papers; and (7) using the peer conferencing technique. Sample materials are provided for teaching letter writing, report writing, and persuasive writing. Activities and strategies are discussed for teaching rhetorical task, relation of parts to a unified whole, sentence structure, syntax, word choice, and mechanics. An outline delineates the basic skills in writing. A selected bibliography of recent writings on composition is also included. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of English Education.