ERIC Number: ED284244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Moonbeams, Rockets, and Stars.
Aimed at elementary school teachers interested in promoting their students' enjoyment of and skill in writing, this guide offers a number of ideas for writing activities. The guide focuses on the creative use of language and suggests ways in which students can be stimulated to write poems and stories, create metaphors, write descriptions of people and places, make up news headlines or cartoon captions, and write letters to friends. Suggestions are made for ways in which the student can draw upon sensory experiences, such as foods they've tasted or things they've seen, for subjects to write about, or ways in which they can look at or imagine familiar objects in new ways and describe them. It also encourages teachers to allow students to write on topics of their own choosing, to write at their own pace, and to share what they have written with the rest of the class. (References are included.) (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pierre.