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ERIC Number: ED543863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
How Children Learn to Write. Bulletin, 1953, No. 2
Mackintosh, Helen K.; Hill, Wilhelmina
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Written expression is a skill greatly needed by children and adults as a means of communication in their daily living. In this bulletin there are suggestions for the teacher who wants to use sound methods in teaching children to express themselves in writing. The authors attempt to show that language arts is an important part of the total school program that is good for children; and that it contributes to other learning activities. The purpose of this bulletin is to show teachers and parents that the development of written expression is a continuous process which begins simply with young children, and adds to their sills during each year of their elementary school lives. The material is organized around some of the questions that teachers and parents ask about how children learn to express themselves in writing. The six most important questions are discussed: (1) What is the place of writing in the total school program?; (2) Why do children need to write?; (3) How do children learn to express themselves in writing?; (4) What part do handwriting and spelling play in written expression?; (5) What opportunities do children have to write in purposeful situations?; and (6) How can children be encouraged to do creative writing? A bibliography is included. (Contains 13 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)