ERIC Number: ED281215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Teaching Writing: Process and Product. Fastback 256.
Walling, Donovan R.
Intended to help teachers understand the complexities of the writing process, this pamphlet offers a model for writing conceptualized in three phases: stimulus, process, and product. The process phase is then examined from the perspectives of: consciousness, speed and elaboration, and mental/physical interaction. The following implications for writing instruction are discussed: (1) teachers should not make assumptions about the process characteristics of their students; (2) students need to understand their own, personal process characteristics; (3) teachers can suggest, demonstrate, and model process options for students; and (4) teachers can expand opportunities for students to examine others' processes by structuring collaborative writing and editing activities. Collaborative writing and editing are also discussed in separate sections. Finally, the pamphlet describes the benefits of selective correction of student writing and ways to use writing for spelling improvement. A list of references and suggested resources is appended. (SRT)
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Models, Peer Evaluation, Spelling Instruction, Student Writing Models, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This publication was sponsored by the Chicago, Illinois Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.