ERIC Number: ED396338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Expressive Writing. ERIC Digest.
Cobine, Gary R.
This digest discusses expressive writing and the expressive mode, which is seen as a recurring stage in a writer's process of writing. The digest suggests that by structuring expressive writing activities and correlating them with particular stages of the writing process, a teacher can draw the natural linguistic activity out of a student. The digest advocates using journal writing as a stimulus for various stages in the creative process and presents several class exercises and assignments in journal writing which can help develop the students' expressive writing abilities. The digest concludes by offering three general principles for teachers to keep in mind while they are guiding students through the recursive stages of the writing process with the use of expressive writing activities. Contains 10 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Free Writing, Higher Education, Journal Writing, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.