ERIC Number: ED426228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Our Stories: Celebrating Authorship with Writers-at-Work.
Evans, Linda J.
This curriculum guide is the result of stories that students in workplace education classes have created in class and chosen to publish. The learners for whom this curriculum is designed are adult students voluntarily enrolled in a workplace education class in which the focus is literacy or basic skills training. Contents include the following: syllabus; philosophy; forms to design a profile of oneself as a writer and a writing self-assessment; possible interview questions for the teacher; guidelines to enable teachers to support, nurture, and value students' own voices by creating an environment where they can be heard; information on published materials that are nontraditional for classroom use; revision and a checklist for revision; types of writing such as free writing, autobiography, and interview; motivation for writing; techniques for title writing; assessment of one's own writing; use of portfolios; teacher form for evaluating student writing; form for a student's self reflection; holistic scoring guide; a chart on using literacy to make change; progress checklist; and student evaluation of course. The stories of students published in Writers at Work are used throughout the guide to illustrate concepts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Gorham.
Note: Product of the Casco Bay Partnership for Workplace Education. For "Casco Bay Partnership for Workplace Education" documents, see CE 077 843-844, CE 077 846, and CE 077 927.