ERIC Number: ED378436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-May-31
Interactive Business Writing.
Developed by educators from the Emily Griffith Opportunity School for a workplace literacy program for a large county agency, this teacher's guide integrates collaborative learning techniques and research into teaching the writing process. Techniques include whole group activities and discussions, partner activities, team activities, and peer editing. The 10-week course contains 20 lesson plans covering the following topics: introduction, course overview, needs assessment, and writing samples; the writing process; principles of composition (active vs. passive voice); principles of composition II; levels of edit; memo revision and editing; principles of organization, and effective use of headings and graphics; copyediting; midterm writing assignment; peer editing; individual writing conferences; principles of wording and phrasing; principles of tone I and II; principles of persuasive writing--resumes; interviewing resume partners; peer editing of resumes; principles of persuasion--cover letters; cover letters II; and closure, evaluations, and certificates. Lesson plans consist of objectives, activities, supplementary materials, suggested time, learning activities narrative paired with instructor's notes, and student handouts. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Business Correspondence, Editing, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Resumes (Personal), Workplace Literacy, Workshops, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Emily Griffith Opportunity School, 1250 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80204 ($22.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Denver Public Schools, CO.
Note: For related modules, see CE 068 153-167.