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ERIC Number: ED307631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 4
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Whole Language--Writing: The Critical Response.
Jochum, Julie
MRA (Minnesota Reading Association) Highlights, v11 n2 p5-7 May 1989
Writers of all ages and abilities come to the act of writing with three critical needs: (1) they need a commitment of time; (2) they need ownership over their topics; and, most important, (3) they need a response to their personal revelations. Sharing and responding to student writing can take place in writers' circles and writers' conferences. In a writers circle, students gather in small groups and share their writing processes or products and receive responses from their peers. The most effective writers conferences are brief and focus on what the writers are communicating rather than on the perceptions of the respondent. The writer is the informant as open-ended questions are used to expand or to focus the conference. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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