ERIC Number: ED399556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Old Faithful: 18 Writers Present Their Favorite Writing Assignments.
Edgar, Christopher, Ed.; Padgett, Ron, Ed.
Designed for teachers, this collection of essays describes successful, practical, classroom-tested ideas for use with students of all ages. The collection presents contributions from 18 teaching creative writers who describe their single best writing assignment that never fails to inspire their students to tell stories, write autobiographical pieces, fiction, poetry, plays, or to become interested in wordplay and oral history. The essays in the collection offer a variety of approaches, among these: a dictation and dramatization method; the role of memory in writing; and fiction writing in English classes and across the curriculum. The collection's contributors come from all over the country and work with all types of students. Most of the essays contain examples of student work. The variety of approaches outlined in the collection is unified by the respectful, engaged, and sympathetic attitude of these writing teachers and the enthusiastic response of their students. (CR)
Descriptors: Assignments, Authors, Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003-3306 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.