ERIC Number: ED198566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Writing for Results: A Sourcebook of Consequential Composing Activities.
Scardamalia, Marlene; And Others
Sixty consequential writing tasks are described in this source book to help elementary and secondary school students develop their abilities in written composition. The activities foster thinking by posing game-like writing problems that require students to use their minds in the ways that good writers do, and to solve the problems that good writers manage to solve. Features of this sourcebook include a table of contents that organizes the activities according to genre, topic development, coherence, style, evaluation, and revision. An applications index cross-references activities according to a greater variety of language arts curriculum objectives, including spelling, grammar, reading aloud, proofreading, paraphrasing, and topic sentence. Activities are also cross-referenced for subject matter fields to which they can be applied such as art, second languages, geography, and history. Detailed directions for each activity include its aim, the organization, procedure, consequences and feedback, examples, variations, and applications. (HOD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coherence, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Language Styles, Literary Genres, Reading Aloud to Others, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 Canada ($10.50 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.