ERIC Number: ED430257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Writing as a Process of Discovery--A Practical Plan. Structured Theme Assignments for Grades Five through Twelve. Revised Edition. Working with Language Series.
Jenkinson, Edward B.; Jenkinson, Andrea
Offering a fresh perspective on making writing meaningful in every classroom, this guide seeks to help the teacher and the parent encourage the student writer as a thinker, not merely as a producer of a paragraph. The guide offers guidance as well as many practical activities that will help students to: organize the mind; play with ideas; find satisfaction in drafting and revising; and share papers that have gone through a process of discovery. It is divided into the following eight chapters: (1) "The Emphasis on Discovery"; (2) "Examining the Familiar"; (3) "Two Ways of Looking at People"; (4) "The Audience Responds"; (5) "Examining Events"; (6) "Defining Words"; (7) "Controlling Tone"; and (8) "Grading Themes." The guide's conclusion emphasizes that the writing process should become an opportunity to develop a personal thinking process, a growth mechanism that will stimulate participants to become more astute observers and more competent learners than when they started. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Discovery Processes, High Schools, Middle Schools, Process Approach (Writing), Student Motivation, Thematic Approach, Writing Assignments, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407; Tel: 800-925-7853 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.