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ERIC Number: ED234412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 122
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-949898-01-5
Writing Matters.
Moss, Peter
The six chapters in the book comment upon writing and writing instruction. The first chapter describes the major research of the past 15 years and the ways it has altered how teachers regard the teaching of writing. The chapter compares the American research tradition, with its emphasis on system, sequence, and order, and the British tradition, which concentrates more on the personal experiences of students and their struggles to represent them in some form. The second chapter discusses the role of the teacher in integrating literature and writing instruction, while the third describes teaching approaches and writing exercises designed to develop the "writing muscles," and deals with the question of writing assessment. The fourth chapter considers the research concerned with the talking-writing relationship, then provides examples of classroom dialogue that led to expressive writing. The fifth chapter reviews the wider range of purposes served by writing in society, while the final chapter comments on several tenets of the back-to-basics movement. (FL)
St. Clair Press, P.O. Box 314, Epping, New South Wales, 2121, Australia; National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 58803, $7.00 non-member, $6.00 member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A