ERIC Number: ED285201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Competently: A Handbook for Teachers. (To Prepare Students for the Regents Competency Tests in Writing). Experimental Curriculum Bulletin 0/3.
Mandell, Muriel; And Others
Intended to help secondary school students prepare for the New York Board of Regents competency tests in writing, this manual will enable students to use writing for effective communication of their needs and enjoyment of the pleasure of permanent self-expression. The first portion of the manual provides several introductory lessons and writing activities that can serve as a framework for a writing curriculum integrating lessons in literature, the media, listening, and speech. The next section provides specific lessons for (1) the business letter, (2) the picture description, (3) the report, and (4) the persuasive essay. The third section provides guidelines for teacher evaluation, diagnosis and response, followed by a section of techniques for teaching conventions of writing. Appendixes contain training samples from the New York State Preliminary Competency Test in Writing, and a copy of the January 1979 Basic Competency Test in Writing Skills. A bibliography concludes the guide. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competency Based Education, Graduation Requirements, Minimum Competency Testing, Secondary Education, Test Coaching, Test Wiseness, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
New York City Board of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, 131 Livingston St., Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: Photographs may not reproduce well. For a related document, "Writing Competently across the Curriculum," see ED 191 090.