ERIC Number: ED460259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Beginnings: [A] Publication [of Adult Student Writing of the] Ohio Writers' Conference.
Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
This document contains 51 poems, essays, and short stories that were authored by adult student writers throughout Ohio. The works were selected from 130 pieces of writing submitted by the students of 51 adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) teachers who encouraged their submission for presentation at the first Ohio Literacy Resource Conference. The works are grouped by the following themes: family; nature; love; mixed bag; and life. Within those broad categories, a range of topics, viewpoints, and moods are represented. Among the pieces of writing included are the following: a mother's story of life with a daughter born with Klippel-Feil syndrome; an essay on housecleaning; a poem to a child at the time of his high school graduation; haiku; love poems; a tale of an American Indian girl who lived a long time ago; a story in which the author assumes the viewpoint of a slave; an essay on what makes a good leader; an essay on a Vietnamese city; an essay about Bill Clinton written by a Japanese immigrant; a student's recollections of life in the 1920s and 1930s; and a firsthand account of enrolling in ABLE. A list of teaching ideas for the booklet is included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Creative Writing, Essays, Literacy Education, Poetry, Short Stories, State Programs, Writing (Composition)
Ohio Literacy Resource Center, 414 White Hall, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 ($4). Tel: 800-765-2897 (Toll Free); Tel: 330-672-2007; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.literacy.kent.edu.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio