ERIC Number: ED352539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Unheard Voices: A Section 353 Special Project. Final Report.
Strunk, Sandra J.
"Unheard Voices" was a project designed to provide adult educators with specific guidelines and ideas for integrating a creative writing component into an existing program of adult basic education, General Educational Development, or English as a second language. The project also collected and published student poetry and fiction in order to foster an awareness of the quality of student writing and provide a springboard for classroom discussion. The project introduced students to existing language structures and encouraged them to give voice to those perspectives that are unique to the world of adult students. Included in this document are a brief final report, the instructor's handbook developed for the project, and an anthology of poetry and fiction written by the adult students. The instructor's handbook contains nine lessons: writing haiku and tanka poems, metaphor and simile, a manipulated six-line poem, a poem of address, imagery, creating character, point of view, and plotting through mythology and folklore. Lessons include level information, lesson time, objective, relevant past learning, procedure, examples, comments by teachers who have used the lessons, and duplication masters. The anthology contains student writing developed through the lessons in the instructor's handbook. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.