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ERIC Number: ED217424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Language Arts.
Clague-Tweet, Claudia
Applicable to kindergarten through grade 12, the individualized Language Arts composition program is based upon actual student experiences. Once student writing samples have been plotted on a diagnostic grid, the program's manual provides teachers with specific methods for meeting students' needs. Uniting cognitive, affective, and creative learning, Individualized Language Arts instruction moves from basic sentence construction, through paragraphing, to extended products. In sentence synthesis, students create and expand sentences from their own vocabulary. Paragraph expansion teaches them to expand their kernel sentences into paragraphs by answering "when,""where,""why,""what," or "how." Framed paragraph exercises, in which students fill in blanks to complete a paragraph, help students make the transition from sentence synthesis to paragraph writing. A column of questions followed by a column of answers and a column of details provides the format for composition outlining. Advanced composition outlining, used for expository writing, employs a similar format. Expansion by modification, expansion by duplication, slotting, movability, and embedding are techniques used to improve and polish compositions. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A