ERIC Number: ED265553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Acquisition of Written Language: Response and Revision. Writing Research: Multidisciplinary Inquiries into the Nature of Writing Series.
Freedman, Sarah Warshauer, Ed.
Viewing writing as both a form of language learning and an intellectual skill, this book presents essays on how writers acquire trusted inner voices and the roles schools and teachers can play in helping student writers in the learning process. The essays in the book focus on one of three topics: the language of instruction and how response and revision are accomplished in educational settings; the use of computers for response to and revision of writing; and theories of and research on revision. The essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "'Intelligent Writing' in an Audience Community: Teacher, Students, and Research" (Shirley Brice Heath and Amanda Branscombe); (2) "The Teacher as Respondent to the High School Writer" (Saundra Dunn, Susan Florio-Ruane and Christopher M. Clark); (3) "Spontaneous Repairs in Sharing Time Narratives: The Intersection of Metalinguistic Awareness, Speech Event, and Narrative Style" (Courtney B. Cazden, Sarah Michaels, and Patton Tabors); (4) "Helping Children Learn to Write in English as a Second Language" (Paul Ammon); (5) "The Language of Writing Groups: How Oral Response Shapes Revision" (Anne Ruggles Gere and Ralph S. Stevens); (6) "Written Language Acquisition: The Role of Response and the Writing Conference" (Sarah Warshauer Freedman and Melanie Sperling); (7) "Do Writers Talk to Themselves?" (Colette Daiute); (8) "Muktuk Meets Jacuzzi: Computer Networks and Elementary School Writers" (James A. Levin, Margaret M. Riel, Robert D. Rowe, and Marcia J. Boruta); (9) "Revising and Computing: Case Studies of Student Writers" (Lillian Bridwell, Geoffrey Sirc, and Robert Brooke); (10) "Theory and Practice in Computer-Aided Composition" (Lawrence T. Frase, Kathleen E. Kiefer, Charles R. Smith, and Mary L. Fox); (11) "How 'Normal' Speaking Leads to 'Erroneous' Punctuating" (Jane Danielewicz and Wallace Chafe); (12) "Revision, Addition, and the Power of the Unseen Text" (Ann Matsuhashi and Eleanor Gordon); and (13) "Revising, Composing Theory, and Research Design" (Stephen P. Witte). (HTH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Revision (Written Composition), Teacher Response, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research, Written Language
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, NJ 07648 ($39.50 hardcover--ISBN-0-89391-227-1; $24.95 softcover--ISBN-0-89391-324-3).
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