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ERIC Number: ED284299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques from Television to Stimulate Classroom Writing.
Raper, Linden Fisher
Noting that television is a medium ripe for exploitation by teachers because children are already motivated to watch, this handbook presents over 20 activities and teaching techniques centering around teaching students at all levels to write for television. An introduction presents background information on benefits of using television writing in classrooms, such as helping students distinguish television fiction from fact and developing critical thinking and listening skills. The first four activity and teaching suggestion chapters are aimed at kindergarten and elementary students and the remaining chapters are designed for secondary students. Chapters are as follows: (1) TV's contribution to poor writing skills, (2) storyboards (teaching information), (3) storyboards (activities), (4) television sets, (5) the television script, (6) fragment of a sample script, (7) student written script examples, (8) television commercials, (9) NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) code, (10) television commercial writing, (11) additional writing assignments, (12) television news analysis, (13) television news writing style, (14) news writing pointers, (15) television news writing, (16) news documentary, "60 Minutes"; (17) television documentary writing, (18) Charles Kuralt script sample, (19) television play writing, (20) survey, and (21) writing topic ideas to promote critical thinking. The activities are followed by extensive listings of ERIC materials and additional sources on television, a discussion of television career education, and a summary. Notes and bibliography are also included. (SKC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A