ERIC Number: ED467300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Computers in the Writing Classroom. Theory and Research into Practice (TRIP).
For all students, the ability to write, to use a word-processing program, and to unite the two skills in a synergistic blend of form and content has become a key factor in achieving academic success. This book presents teachers with a framework for helping them help students achieve this success. Divided into two parts, the book provides teachers with guidance for incorporating computers into the writing classroom and for making computers "the" essential tool for writing and writing instruction. The first part of the book, "Theory and Research," discusses the theoretical underpinnings of computer-assisted writing instruction, and the second part, "Practice," features a compilation of practical suggestions for teaching writing with computers, including a wide assortment of writing lessons specifically designed to exploit the more "writer-friendly" features of the word processor. (Contains 70 references and 9 notes.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Word Processing, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.