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ERIC Number: ED398560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
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The Story Train.
Cacciatore, Sharen
The Story Train is a non-profit, elementary literacy program dedicated to the development of creative writing and critical thinking skills. Those objectives are achieved through a variety of specific techniques utilized to inspire students. The four components of the program are workshop, residency, television production, and an Internet site. The Story Train brings a writer/author to the students, giving them a face and a reality into the world of writing. The residency component allows the instructor the opportunity of more time with each class. Students in grades 3 through 6 are introduced to the 5 steps of the writing process. For grades 1 and 2, the 4 parts of a story (character, setting, problem, and solution) are introduced and explained. The Story Train television production can be offered in conjunction with the residency or the workshop or as a separate package. The television production showcases some of the young authors and their stories. If their school is connected to the Internet, teachers can integrate The Story Train Internet site in their classrooms to enhance their reading and writing curriculum. The Internet site consists of different "cars" on a train that offer a variety of topics on writing. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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