ERIC Number: ED236695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Write/Writing to Learn.
Mayher, John S.; And Others
Attempting to place in an American context many of the ideas about the teaching of writing that were first developed in England, this book contains contributions from internationally prominent teachers/scholars who attended the New York University-CBS Sunrise Semester course on learning to write and writing to learn. The text also reflects the feedback and contributions of the teachers/students who participated in the course and who have worked in subsequent inservice workshops. The first chapter broadly defines writing, discussing purpose and audience, writing as a linguistic process, the composing process, and developing learners in the writing classroom. The remaining chapters discuss the following topics: (1) constructing a world through writing (storytelling), (2) the composing process, (3) writing from a developmental perspective, (4) writing to learn across the curriculum, (5) initiating and sustaining composing, (6) responding and evaluating, and (7) writing instruction survival in the real world. Writing-to-learn activities conclude each of these chapters. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Content Area Writing, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 206 Claremont Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 ($6.80).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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