ERIC Number: ED402625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration. Theory & Research into Practice (TRIP) Series.
This book is in favor of the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy, which involves more than just peer editing and small-group revision. According to the book, co-authoring builds naturally on the social emphasis of the writing process and collaborative learning, both current practice in English classrooms. The book offers insights into successful collaborative writing interactions and provides practical suggestions on establishing groups, familiarizing students with the co-authoring process, and handling dissent and difference positively. To help teachers put co-authoring strategies into practice in their classrooms, the book also contains reproducible handouts of sample assignments and evaluation forms. (NKA)
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 06951: $9.95 members, $12.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.