ERIC Number: EJ661692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Ideas Worth Borrowing. Life Studies: Montana Students Tell the Story of a Place and Its People; Tales of Triumph: Fairy Tales Weave Connections between Generations; Everybody Writes: English Language Learners Discover Their Voice; Traveling by Post: "Paper Exchange Students" Explore the Globe; Learning by the Book: Students Publish a Series of Local Bestsellers; The Roots of Nikiski: Alaskan Students Discover Their Heritage and Leave a Legacy of Their Own; Riding "La Alfombra Magica": ESL Students Explore Their Roots....
Boss, Suzie; Sherman, Lee; Linik, Joyce Riha; Reed, Bracken
Northwest Education, v8 n2 p12-29,35 Win 2002
Seven classroom projects that motivate student writing in Northwest schools are described. The projects vary in grade level. Themes include local history, fairy tales, "Flat Stanley" exchange students, student book publishing, art, poetry, and science. Common practices include having students write about local and personally meaningful topics, providing ample time for feedback and revision, and connecting with authentic audiences. (TD)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Intergenerational Programs, Relevance (Education), Student Motivation, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
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