Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Topic: Short Writing Activities

Archive 20: Articles and ideas published in the 20th century on the teaching of English that are still useful in the 21st century.

Question: What are some interesting writing activities to use in an elementary classroom?

Answer: Teacher shows film. After the film is completed, the students dictate the series of scenes and the teacher records on chart paper. A language experience activity in which the students record and then read back what they have recorded. A lesson in both writing and reading. Teacher: Kenneth Oppenheim.

Answer: Fifth-grade students write the story of a comic strip and extend the story to a fifth panel. Teacher: Larry Burge.

Title; “Psycho-What??” B Greene and M Matson. English Journal (February 1976), 39-44.

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