ERIC Number: ED480634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocabulary: Word Choice in Writing. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This Topical Bibliography and Commentary reviews the recent research literature which focuses on writing--specifically, word choice in writing. The bibliography/commentary first lays a foundation that chronicles the importance of writing instruction in school. It then summarizes the importance of choosing quality words when writing, gives examples of how to teach word choice through writing, and explores the use of grammar to improve word choice through writing. The bibliography/commentary finds that through increased vocabulary awareness and by studying words in the context in which they are used, students can become better writers--when a student understands how the English language can be manipulated, many word choice opportunities are created. (Contains 5 Internet addresses and 12 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Language Role, Literature Reviews, Vocabulary, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., # 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.