NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED373321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Writing in the Language Arts.
Ediger, Marlow
Pupils should participate in numerous forms and kinds of writing activities involving poetry and should hear, read, and write different forms and kinds of prose. Types of poetry that pupils can write include couplets, triplets, quatrains, limericks, free verse, haiku, and diamante. The ingredients that all types of poetry might have include onomatopoeia, alliteration, metaphors, and similes. Selected types of prose writing (such as legends, tall tales, biographies, and autobiographies) stress high degrees of creativity. Pupils should also have ample opportunities to write myths, fairy tales, and fables. Learners individually and in small groups should experience writing a variety of kinds of poetry. A reading corner in the classroom should house many trade books on different topics and reading levels. Intrinsic motivation is salient for pupils to engage in enjoyment of literature as well as to write relevant prose. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A