ERIC Number: ED281216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing with the Microcomputer. Fastback 254.
Schaeffer, E. Marilyn
Intended as a guide for elementary school teachers who want to use the computer as a writing tool in their classrooms, this booklet offers an outline of practical information and techniques for introducing young children to computers in kindergarten through grade 6. The first chapter explains the process approach to writing and advocates computer use to generate student enthusiasm for writing, while the second chapter discusses solving writing problems with the word processor. The third chapter offers activities for the word processor as a writing tool and is subdivided as follows: (1) kindergarten--the process begins, (2) first grade--introducing a simple-word processing package, (3) second grade--simple revision commands, (4) third grade--beginning to control the system, (5) fourth grade--a year of transition, (6) fifth grade--extended application, and (7) sixth grade--full use of the system. The remaining two chapters discuss possible problems and practical solutions and how to select word-processing software. A brief conclusion recapitulates the ideas about the promise of microcomputers that underlie the manual, and a list of references is appended. (NKA)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Process Approach (Writing), Revision (Written Composition), Teaching Methods, Word Processing, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
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 Miami University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Photographs may not reproduce well.