ERIC Number: ED363884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Publishing Children's Writing. ERIC Digest.
To make writing public, the writer must have an audience. A cooperative and caring environment that invites children to share and respond is the type of supportive environment in which children's reading and writing can flourish. Children who have not published do not write for an audience, but instead write for a critical reader--the teacher. According to several experts, how teachers choose to make student writing public may not be as significant as the attitude instilled in students during the writing. An integral part of the publication stage is sharing, in which children receive feedback on their writing while in the "author's chair" or the "author's circle." In the process of revision, children become responsible for corrections. Ultimately, the goal is for students to be able to express themselves and what they are learning through writing. (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Teacher Role, Writing for Publication, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.