ERIC Number: ED243133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Professional Teacher-Writers.
An advanced writing class for English majors and minors in the teaching curriculum is designed to help encourage professional writing from public school teachers. The course involves extensive reading of professional journals, discussion of journals, and several writing assignments. Panel discussions on journals promote familiarity with differences in journal content and editorial policies and show students that classroom teachers, as well as well-known writers, can contribute articles. Writing assignments include a comment on an article, a short essay chosen from past topics in "English Journal," a book review, and a review of a journal. The final project, an essay written in response to a specific call for manuscripts, involves students in a writing project of their choice for a journal of their choice. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (3rd, Columbus, OH, April 12-14, l984).