ERIC Number: ED227485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Writing: Ways of Observing, Learning & Teaching. K-8.
Newkirk, Thomas, Ed.; Atwell, Nancie, Ed.
Written by teachers for teachers of elementary school students, the 20 articles in this collection are designed to provide insights into the way children learn to write and to encourage teachers to examine their own theories and perceptions of writing and writing instruction. The articles are grouped in five sections. In the first section, six primary-level teachers explore writing in the early grades, illustrating how writing begins and how teachers can help in the process. The four articles in the second section deal with student teacher conferences, offering examples of techniques teachers can use to talk with students about their thinking and writing. The third section contains four articles that draw connections between reading and writing, showing how young readers' comprehension and interpretive skills improve when reading and writing are taught together. Writing evaluation is discussed in the three articles comprising the fourth section, while the three articles in the final section contain teacher reflections showing how their first hand experiences as writers and learners transform their practices and perspectives. The book also contains a bibliography of materials dealing with the teaching of writing, examples of student writing and drawing, and excerpts from transcripts of student-teacher conferences. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Readiness, Writing Skills
Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., 101 Mill Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 ($6.95, 10% discount for 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.