ERIC Number: ED199759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Current Books on Composition: Some Reviews.
Lawlor, Joseph; And Others
Ten current books covering a variety of topics relating to composition are reviewed in this paper. The first three reviews are of books describing actual writing abilities of students: "Language Development: Kindergarten through Grade 12" by Walter Loban; "The Development of Writing Abilities (11-18)" by James Britton and his colleagues; and "The Composing Process of Twelfth Graders" by Janet Emig. Two reviews describe how the state of California views writing: "English Language Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve" and "An Assessment of the Writing Performance of California High School Seniors," both by the California State Department of Education. Two more reviews examine textbooks for use in teaching sentence combining: William Strong's"Sentence Combining: A Composing Book" and Clarence E. Schneider's "Syntax and Style." One review is of a linguistically based analysis of expository writing, "Theme in English Expository Discourse" by Linda K. Jones. The last two reviews in the paper are of collections of articles: "The Writing Processes of Students," edited by Walter T. Petty and Patrick J. Finn, and "Cognitive Processes in Spelling," edited by Uta Frith. (FL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.
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