ERIC Number: ED251854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Writing in the Elementary Classroom.
Twenty-six teachers at a suburban school near Terre Haute, Indiana, responded to a survey to determine the activities used to teach writing in their classrooms. The results suggest the following: (1) writing in elementary classes concentrates heavily on "creative" writing and responses to literature, and should be broadened to include expository modes; (2) writing needs to be incorporated more consistently in content areas other than language arts and social studies; (3) teachers need to match more carefully what they teach to students' needs; (4) teachers need to place more value on grammar and mechanics; (5) teacher training should concentrate on what working teachers have found to be useful rather than on what college teachers think will be useful; (6) journals and professional literature must include more practical, useable materials for working teachers; and (7) teachers must read journals and attend conferences with open minds for ideas to invigorate their teaching and share their own ideas through journal articles and conference presentations. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference (4th, Indianapolis, IN, September 28-29, 1984).