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ERIC Number: ED262836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community-Base Project.
Denton, Thomas
This manual presents a sequence of assignments to encourage students to commit themselves to a writing project in which the content is derived from their own purposeful investigations of subjects within their local community. Introductory information explains how the instructional sequence works, indicating that: (1) students are asked to investigate a subject that has aroused their curiosity, but which they have never taken the time to explore; (2) the subject must be a current reality in their community, must be unfamiliar to them, and must begin with a specific and narrowed person, place, or thing; and (3) the writing project develops through a structured sequence of assignments that allows students to expand, shift, and deepen the focus of their search. Next, the assignments are presented, along with suggestions for the instructor and samples of student work. The assignments include writing a project proposal; conducting an interview; writing narratives and summaries; completing worksheets and readings; drawing contrasts regarding selected aspects of the topic; preparing a logical and persuasive argument; and making an oral presentation. The final exam is included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.