ERIC Number: ED482007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Writing: Classroom Techniques. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This topical bibliography and commentary discusses several classroom techniques designed to encourage beginning writers to grow beyond uninspired composition. The strategies employed in the classroom are of equal value for both expository and creative writing. The various classroom techniques discussed share an emphasis on student-centered learning that prioritizes interaction and physicality over a traditional lecture format. These alternative techniques include the use of writing workshops, literature-based mini-lessons, and creative dramatics to encourage clearer, more lively writing. The incidental (although key) by-products of these strategies are increased student interest and greater interaction among students and teachers. (Contains 14 references and 2 Internet addresses.) (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Classroom Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Primary Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://reading.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.