ERIC Number: ED271791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Writing Program K-12.
Colton Joint Unified School District, CA.
Instructional methods and rationales for all phases of the writing process are presented in this curriculum guide for grades one through eight. The first section of the guide presents 10 steps that comprise a process approach to writing based on research into the way writing happens. This is followed by descriptions of the various domains of writing, such as sensory/descriptive, imaginative/narrative, informational, and expository. The guide next presents a composition continuum for each grade level, listing the most common structures or schemata that appear in written material, with the ultimate goal of requiring students to apply their comprehension of the schemata to their own writing. The major portion of the guide presents instructional strategies and activities for (1) prewriting; (2) sentence building; (3) sentence combining and expanding; (4) paragraph development (including chronological order, cause and effect, and comparison and contrast); (5) multiparagraph compositions; (6) letter writing; (7) story writing; (8) newswriting; (9) poetry; and (10) a research paper. The guide concludes with a section on responding to, revising, editing, and evaluating student writing at both the student and the teacher level. A guide to diagnosing student needs in writing instruction is appended. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colton Joint Unified School District, CA.