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ERIC Number: EJ479179
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Opportunities and Risks of Writing from Personal Experience.
McCarthey, Sarah J.
Language Arts, v71 n3 p182-91 Mar 1994
Suggests that personal writing poses both opportunities and risks in writing classrooms. Discusses the experiences of two children in a fifth/sixth-grade writing process classroom. Notes that benefits of personal writing are opportunities for authenticity, finding voice, and a therapeutic value; whereas risks include coercion of students who are not ready, cultural conflicts, and misunderstanding of autobiography. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Themed Issue: Children's and Adolescent Literature: Writing, Illustrating, Publishing, Reading, Responding, Teaching.