ERIC Number: ED461867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating Writing in Middle School. Standards Consensus Series.
Hutchinson, Jamie, Ed.
This book, part of a series which serve as guides for K-12 teachers who are striving to align lively, classroom-tested practices with standards, gathers together brief articles spotlighting suggestions for effective instruction. The organization and the contents of this book on motivating writing suggest an intriguing profile of how middle school teachers are able to channel the interest and energies of their students into good writing. Most notable is the strong emphasis on experiential learning apparent in the first three sections of the book. The topics of the sections in the book include: emphases on artifacts; self-exploration; real-world writing; and peer editing, self-editing, and revision. These topics do not represent philosophical derivatives but rather help in arranging some of the best teacher-selected materials from the National Council of Teachers of English database into a book that explores motivating middle school students to write. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Experiential Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Student Motivation, Teacher Developed Materials, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.