ERIC Number: ED364897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Writing and Thinking Skills across the Curriculum: A Practical Program for Schools.
Collins, John J.
Designed with real teachers and real conditions in mind, this booklet presents a model for a writing-across-the-curriculum/writing-to-learn program that can be used in all classrooms in all subject areas from grades 4 to 12. The model presented in the booklet defines five types of writing assignments and the outcomes expected for each--using frequent, usually short, writing assignments to increase students' involvement in lessons, check on the understanding of concepts, or promote their thinking about content. The first chapter of the booklet provides a detailed description of the five types of writing assignments that form the basis of the program. The second chapter explains how to create assignments that, because of the elements the assignments contain, actually help to develop student writers. The third chapter of the booklet makes explicit the connection between the writing assignment and thinking skills. The last chapter discusses the need for a clear understanding of the program's expectations. (RS)
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Thinking Skills, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Assignments, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
NETWORK, Inc., 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.