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ERIC Number: ED390074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Creative Writing in the Rural School.
Ediger, Marlow
Rural school students need ample opportunities to engage in creative writing, particularly the writing of poetry. A student teacher and a cooperating teacher in a rural fifth-grade classroom (with 12 students) guided the students in the writing of limericks by starting out with couplets, then triplets, and then limericks. The teacher had clearly stated objectives, learning opportunities, and evaluation procedures. The two students who had trouble hearing rhymes wrote free verse instead. Pupils enjoyed playing with words and noticing patterns in rhyme and spelling. Pupils also volunteered to share their poems with their classmates, and four pupils voluntarily wrote limericks for homework. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A