ERIC Number: ED260453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Articulation with School Teachers on Writing: Do's and Don'ts and Suggested Programs.
Lewes, Ulle E.
Developing substantial links between colleges and elementary, middle, and secondary schools to create a sensible, longitudinal process for developing writing skills can be mutually beneficial. Contacts with schools are easy to make. College composition teachers can contact high school teachers to bring their "college prep" classes for an open house at the college. Or, a composition teacher might offer to give a presentation about writing at an inservice meeting. School teachers differ from college professors in several ways, but are nevertheless experts in the classroom, and should be treated by college faculty as equals and colleagues. A college-sponsored seminar consisting of four half-day sessions can give teachers some theoretical background and a good deal of practical advice. In the first session, teachers are introduced to writing as a multi-step process, and to creating effective writing assignments. In the second session, they explore the reliability of grading criteria, while in the third session they discuss their writing activities during the previous weeks, and develop a holistic grading scale. The teachers discuss these grading scales in the fourth session, making sure the scales are incremental from grade to grade. (Information on obtaining a complete workbook for this course in included.) (HTH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Grading, Higher Education, Holistic Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A