ERIC Number: ED258220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Teachers to Teach Writing: Raising Your Composition Consciousness.
Vardell, Sylvia M.
This paper describes an in-service workshop on writing, which begins by having teachers air negative feelings and false conceptions about the writing process, involves the teachers in writing and introduces the writing process concept. A sentence completion activity, integrated with the viewing of a videotape, helps teachers examine their assumptions and misconceptions about the writing process. This self-assessment uncovers negative attitudes and anxieties about writing, reveals background knowledge of composition and related terminology, identifies individual problem areas in expectations of self and students, and releases fears and negative feelings as well as shared personal concerns. Finally, it involves teachers in writing, writing about writing, and writing to learn. A major part of the paper consists of sentence completion exercises. (EL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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 (4th, Houston, TX, March 28-30, 1985).