Thursday, February 11, 2010

Topic: Writing Demonstration.

10-second review: Teacher demonstrates the writing process by writing spontaneously—from letting students choose possible topics to brainstorming through drafting, revising and editing to the final copy. Teacher shows changes through computerized redlining. Students discuss as the teacher writes.

Title: “Writing Onstage: Giving Students an Authentic Model.” BL Hewett. Classroom Notes Plus (October 2009), 1-6. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Comment: I can’t think of one good reason not to do this demonstration. Students usually see the finished product of professionally written textbooks, etc., and have no idea of what happens in constructing the finished product. This method shows students how writers write. RayS.

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