ERIC Number: ED262429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Children as Authors Handbook.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Intended for teachers, librarians, and administrators, this handbook explores the possibilities of implementing a "Children as Authors" project by using collaborative and integrative teaching strategies to motivate elementary school children to write. After describing the project and explaining its benefits, the handbook explores ways teachers and librarians can work together on the project. The planning section of the handbook highlights factors to be considered: choice of topic for writing, objective for writing, incorporation of library skills, integration of instruction, use of effective teaching strategies, identification of learner needs, and identification of appropriate strategies and resources. The handbook then provides guidelines and tips on working with reluctant writers and with very young writers (for example, establishing the climate for writing and retaining the authorship of each child) and offers suggestions for incorporating library and bookmaking skills into the project. The handbook concludes with ideas for sharing students' books and with samples of units that have already been developed on topics such as expressing feelings, riddle/entertaining, nuclear energy/promoting ideas, survival, the life cycle of frogs, and making a fantasy book. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.