ERIC Number: ED253870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Every Day Generates Excellence: A Manual for the Teaching of Writing.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Intended to help writing teachers create a classroom climate where real writing can be inspired, valued, and enjoyed, the WEDGE (Writing Every Day Generates Excellence) manual addresses first the problem of motivating students to communicate in writing, next, finding words and structures appropriate for clarity and eloquence, and finally, the mechanical conventions that make writing technically correct. Following an introduction that discusses the philosophy, approach, and major strategies of the WEDGE program, the chapters discuss the following aspects of writing instruction: (1) getting started; (2) modes of writing; (3) meshing writing with literature; (4) revising, editing, and proofreading; (5) grammar, sentence sense, and mechanics; and (6) responding, diagnosing, and evaluating. Appendixes include student writing samples, student reactions to class activities, and a discussion of the advantages of holistic and analytic scoring. (HTH)
Descriptors: Discourse Modes, Elementary Secondary Education, Literary Criticism, Program Development, Reader Response, Revision (Written Composition), Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.