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ERIC Number: ED261380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creating Talented Writers.
Quattrini, Joe
Teachers can create talented writers in their classrooms by designing a course in which students are given the tools and the techniques they need to develop their talents. Writers need (1) an overview of the writing processes, which includes choices about language purposes, register (such as formal, informal, or casual), patterns of organization, methods of development, topic sentence placement, patterns of sentences, and transitions and unifiers; (2) a planning device, such as a planning bank, which allows the writer to keep track of the choices and the resultant text on a single page; and (3) an evaluation guide, which provides specific criteria for evaluating the work in all stages of development. In addition, teachers can create assignments that require writers to accomplish real communication purposes, adopt various roles as writers, and appeal to different levels of audience. They can also ask students to use a number of patterns of communication as whole-work organizers and to write a number of sentence forms to accomplish different purposes within works. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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