ERIC Number: ED378547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Purposeful Reading and Writing: Strategies in Context.
Allan, Karen Kuelthau; Miller, Margery Staman
Focusing on the middle grades (4-8), this book promotes an integrative and thematic approach to curriculum development. The book provides mini-lessons organized around three interactive constructs: the purpose for communicating, the audience, and the organization of the content to be communicated. Separate chapters in the book on each of five expository purposes provide in-depth coverage of recording, instructing, explaining, informing, and persuading. Reading components examine authentic selections from newspapers, magazines, and books, while complementary writing sequences in the book guide writers from topic selection, through gathering and organizing information, to focused drafting and revising. Chapters in the book are: (1) Communication with a Purpose: A Rationale; (2) Keeping a Record for Oneself; (3) Instructing How-To; (4) Explaining People's Lives and Actions; (5) Informing about an Object or Event; (6) Persuading Others about an Issue; and (7) The Curriculum Connection. (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Persuasive Discourse, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Thematic Approach, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
Harcourt Brace and Co., 6277 Sea Harbor Dr., Orlando, FL 32887 ($29.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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