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ERIC Number: ED323553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-18
Pages: 20
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Unleashing the Turkey Tetrazzini in Student Writing: A Functional Paradigm for Teaching Process Writing in a Natural Learning Environment with Middle School Students.
Valentine, Carole J.
An "authentic dialogue" is presented consisting of two case studies that describe how a process learning teacher became a co-learner with her students through the teaching method of natural learning. Two middle school students, a 13-year-old boy named Josh who dashes off his assignments with whirlwind nonchalance and a fourth-grade girl named Holly who is very serious about learning, met with the teacher from 8:15 to 9:30 in the evening over a 2-week period. The model the students were exposed to involved 2 hours, from the rehearsal-for-writing stage to final evaluation for Holly and 1.5 hours for Josh and could easily be adapted to the classroom environment. The boy responded very well to the stimulus of the isolated tutoring project, and the teacher found no specific areas of the writing process about which the boy needed to know more. Given time and sensitive teachers, the young girl showed the potential to blossom as a writer. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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