ERIC Number: ED220868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Instruction on Generating Ideas for Writing Description.
Noting that computer instruction for teaching composition is generally limited to the component skills of spelling, punctuation, and grammar, this paper proposes a program that can help elementary school students use computers to generate ideas for descriptive writing. The first section of the paper provides orientation procedures designed to familiarize students with computer operations. The second section outlines three lessons that rely heavily on computer graphics as stimuli and describes the branching that occurs in response to students' input. The third section explains how lessons are terminated. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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.