ERIC Number: ED249526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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They All Want to Write: Written English in the Elementary School. Fourth Edition.
Burrows, Alvina Treut; And Others
Based on the authors' classroom work and observations since the 1930s, this book is intended to help teach children to write correctly and, at the same time, help them learn to enjoy writing so much that they will want to continue writing throughout their lives. The book offers classroom teachers, school library media specialists, curriculum workers, and college teachers and students practical help and guidance for day-to-day activities, as well as a springboard for classroom experimentation. The techniques described are illustrated with many examples of children's writing, and the book presents solutions to the problems of enhancing creativity and originality while maintaining long term growth in the mastery of language essentials. Following an introduction, the discussions and activities are divided as follows: (1) writing and growth; (2) beginning writing; (3) practical writing; (4) personal writing; (5) children's verse; (6) case studies of individual growth in writing; (7) writing, reading, and literature; (8) recent research related to the authors' classroom findings; (9) supplemental stories; and (10) supplemental verses. (HTH)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Readiness, Writing Research
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Students
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