ERIC Number: ED404664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ease into Writing. Volume 1.
Lott, Carolyn, Ed.; Stone, Janet, Ed.
Addressing the expressed needs of the writing community, this book presents writing lessons for intermediate, middle school, and secondary school students that incorporate the 5-step writing process into content areas as a natural part of the curriculum. The 30 lessons in this book involve students in large and small groups and in individual activities, call for minimum teacher preparation, and present successfully proven practices for involving students in writing as a learning tool and as a skill in communication. After an introduction that describes the process approach to writing instruction, lessons in the book involve mapping skills, point of view, writing news stories, poetry, fairy tales, subtext, technical writing, and tone. Each lesson presents objectives, materials needed, and advice on each stage of the writing process. Many of the lessons in the book also provide grade level modifications and extension activities. Appendixes present advice on teaching basic skills quickly, and instructions for creating bound books. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Fairy Tales, Intermediate Grades, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, News Writing, Poetry, Process Approach (Writing), Secondary Education, Technical Writing, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union Street, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For Volume 2, see CS 215 761.