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ERIC Number: ED283213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Process Writing with Hawthorne.
Edwards, Lita R.
Teachers can use the process writing format for many assignments to teach and refine more skills than are often incorporated in older methods, and this is exemplified by a teaching unit comparing two short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Peer conferences and peer editing in the revision stages, which are features of the process model, can lead to higher student writing standards. Six stages comprise the unit: (1) the prompt--an assignment, in this case inviting the students to contribute a short story to a volume honoring Hawthorne; (2) prewriting, during which students review characteristics of Hawthorne's writing and freewrite using the characteristics as "story starters"; (3) drafting, during which the students use their ideas to draft a story outside of class; (4) revising, the stage during which students work in pairs and check each other's work for flow of ideas, setting, characterization, specificity, and exemplification; (5) editing, during which students pass their stories to peers who mark the work for sentence and punctuation errors; and (6) publishing, the final stage, during which students share stories with groups of five, each group votes for one story to read aloud to the class, and all final copies are turned in. Students become engrossed in the process, and the revision process enhances development, tone and style. (SKC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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