ERIC Number: ED393760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Creative Exchange. An Innovative School Program for Teaching Communication. Volume 2.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; Postal Service, Washington, DC.; Scholastic Inc., New York, NY.; Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO.; Binney and Smith, Inc., Easton, PA.
The 14 lessons in this guide are intended to enhance elementary students' personal correspondence skills. The activities encourage creative personal interdisciplinary expression in language arts, visual arts, social studies, science, and mathematics through lessons that can be presented independently or integrated into existing lesson plans. Each lesson has a clearly stated objective and a "What To Do" section to get projects started. Additional sections include: "Communication Ideas"; "Suggested Art Techniques"; "Making Connections"; and "Book Suggestions." General information for teachers offers ideas for assessment, displaying student work, and cooperative learning. Mailbox activities provide correspondence information from the U.S. Postal Service and encourage correspondence networking and exchange. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Basic Writing, Content Area Reading, Cooperative Learning, Descriptive Writing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Illustrations, Language Arts, Mathematics, Multimedia Materials, Reading Assignments, Resource Units, Social Studies, Videotape Recordings, Visual Arts, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Exercises
Creative Exchange, Mail Drop #216, Hallmark Cards, Inc., P.O. Box 419034, Kansas City, MO 64141 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; Postal Service, Washington, DC.; Scholastic Inc., New York, NY.; Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO.; Binney and Smith, Inc., Easton, PA.