ERIC Number: ED233383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Better, Learning More: In the Home and Across the Curriculum. The Talking and Writing Series, K-12: Successful Classroom Practices.
Thaiss, Christopher J.
Prepared as part of a series applying recent research in oral and written communication instruction to classroom practice, this booklet describes five situations where writing and speaking experiences are used as a way to learn subject matter. The first section of the booklet describes the learning that takes place in the home, where writing and speaking are tools used to question, express, entertain, solve, record, amuse, explore, and discover. The second section describes the writing and speaking activities occurring in a fifth grade class studying the Renaissance, while the third analyzes the interactions in a high school science class. The fourth section offers observations of a ninth grade mathematics class in which students spent the last 12 minutes of class writing about their feelings and conversed daily about their work. The fifth section describes a high school behavioral science class in which students learned through actions as well as books. Each section contains additional activities related to the subject area discussed. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Communication Skills, Content Area Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Speech Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Basic Skills Improvement Program.
Authoring Institution: Dingle Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.