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ERIC Number: EJ1097603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Play as a Method of Engaging Students in Developmental Writing
Mageehon, Ali
NADE Digest, v5 n3 p61-69 Fall 2011
The article focuses on using creative play in the developmental writing classroom to enhance student engagement. Theories that support the use of play in the classroom are briefly described. Several teaching techniques are shared, including developing metaphors as part of teaching a grammar unit, acting out readings from novels, and using poetry to enhance the student learning experience. The author's experiences of using each of these methods are discussed as is a description of strategies for using students' creative work as part of formative assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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