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ERIC Number: ED236605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
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Writing for a Real Audience.
Nelson, Shirley
Exercise Exchange, v26 n2 p27-28 Spr 1982
A unit for teaching writing to senior high school students is described in this brief article. AUTHOR'S COMMENT (excerpt): I have used the following exercises to help writing students develop a stronger sense of audience. The sequence of activities is divided into three phases--prewriting, drafting, and rewriting--and a fourth phase of publishing activities is added. During the prewriting activities, I make appointments for the writers to read their drafts to children in grades K-3, the age of the audience for whom they are writing. The writers then use the feedback from the readings to make their final revisions. At least eight class periods are needed, and there are also homework assignments. One of the activities for the prewriting stage is to rewrite one of Aesop's Fables changing the setting to a definite time and place, changing animal characters to human characters, creating an appropriate conflict, and adding details, dialog, and suspense. The "drafting" activity includes planning, writing, and editing a story. Rewriting and adding pictures is the third stage. "Publishing" (Xeroxing) and "binding" in folders conclude the exercise. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A