ERIC Number: EJ359175
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Predrafting: On Having Students Write before We Teach Them How.
Beck, James P.
Journal of Teaching Writing, v5 n1 p71-76 Spr 1986
Describes method in which students write a draft requiring some writing skill before learning about that skill. Concludes that predrafting (1) enforces first-drafting; (2) shows students their natural writing abilities; (3) emphasizes discovery of substance first, rules and form second; (4) promotes an active student role; (5) arranges learning in sequential stages; and (6) encourages students to take risks. (JG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A