ERIC Number: ED252888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
MORE: A Classroom Approach to the Development of Writing Skills at the Upper High School Level.
Wiess, Adair B.
One approach to the development of writing skills at the upper high school level involves modeling, objectivity, revision, and editing. Modeling requires the teacher to reproduce one major writing assignment so that students can observe directly how the teacher attacks the assignment, completing it within the same time frame as they themselves must. Objectivity means reducing subjective reaction to writing assignments by having students use a secret number or symbol to identify papers, refusing to read rough drafts or make indepth suggestions during the initial composition stage, and assigning each paper two grades--one on mechanics and one on content. Revision requires students to show that they have written at least one rough draft on which they have made visible corrections, and editing involves the exchanging of student papers, with students correcting them and offering suggestions. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference (Cocoa Beach, FL, October 18-20, 1984).