ERIC Number: ED216709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Applied Writing: A Writing Skills Curriculum for Adult Learners. Second Field Test Edition.
Weinstein, Carole; August, Bonne
This writing skills curriculum provides Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers with a perspective on intended writing goals for their ABE students, delineates specific writing objectives, and presents a framework within which writing activities can effectively take place. Introductory material provides a guide to the use of the curriculum and suggests the following steps: take a student writing sample, list desired outcomes, determine priorities and sequences for activities, construct a teaching plan, and prepare materials. Next, an overview of the goals of writing instruction for adult students is presented, which includes criteria for writing evaluation and considerations for teaching. Part I then lists the basic generic skills students need to write effectively and enumerates specific learning outcomes for students at three skill levels. This section also charts the application of generic and particular skills with respect to various teaching situations, and provides advice for the development of a teaching plan. Part II focuses on instruction planning, including information on (1) the preparation of the appropriate learning environment; (2) the composing process, which involves pre-writing, writing, and revising; and (3) ways of developing tools and resources for teachers and students, with focus on the mechanics of writing, vocabulary development, and evaluation. It also lists appropriate resources. Appendices include a sample teaching plan, a glossary, and various illustrative materials. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Community and Continuing Education Program Services.
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.