ERIC Number: ED286192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Dealing with Feelings [and] A District-Wide Writing Assessment.
Fallon, Irmie; Johnson, Mike
Insights into Open Education, v20 n2 Oct 1987
Intended for teachers who want to improve writing instruction in their kindergarten or elementary school classroom, this two-part guide offers ideas for kindergarten teachers to help their students express their feelings through writing and reports on a district-wide writing assessment in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The first part, which is divided into three sub-sections, offers ways kindergarten teachers can help students deal with their feelings of pain or abandonment through the writing or dictating of letters, discussion of problems, and the reading of stories about children's problems. The second part of the guide focuses on a 13-month assessment of sixth grade students' writing. Included is information about the development of definitions of good elementary school writing, the identification of district goals, the evaluation of criteria, and attendance at writing workshops. (JC)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Expressive Language, Kindergarten Children, Letters (Correspondence), Psychological Needs, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.