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ERIC Number: ED312648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Further Word: The Teaching of Writing. Grades K-5.
Hampton, Sally
This teachers' guide responds to some of the more frequently asked questions about teaching and evaluating from Kindergarten through Grade 5. The document is a synthesis of the current research on writing and applies this information to the teaching of writing in the classroom. It is comprehensive in nature and addresses such subjects as student-centered writing workshops, student-generated topics, goals for writers, important elements in the teaching of composition, discourse features, the role of revision, rationale for and types of writing folders, self-assessment, documentation of student writing and of instruction, and inventive spelling. Materials include samples of student writing and teacher comments, check sheets on whole class writing goals and student writing goals, plan books and grade books, illustrations of classroom spelling resources, and daily classroom schedules for writing and reading projects. The addendum includes a prescription for a successful program, a detailed report of one child's progress (Melissa), a sample letter (with a Spanish translation) to parents concerning inventive spelling and cumulative writing folders, a guide for parents on how to review their child's writing folder, and a rationale for parents on the length and complexity of their child's writing samples. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A