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Author Fearn, Leif.

Title Writing effectively : helping children master the conventions of writing / Leif Fearn and Nancy Farnan.

Published Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  372.623 FEAR {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 150) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. About this Book -- Ch. 2. About Writing Processes and Creativity in Writing -- Ch. 3. Punctuation -- Ch. 4. Capitalization -- Ch. 5. Grammatical Terminology for Talking about Writing -- Ch. 6. The Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom.
Summary A New And Innovative Approach To Teaching The Mechanics Of Writing!-- Describes clearly each capitalization and punctuation convention, clarifying for-- Includes student writing samples demonstrating the convention used properly.-- Offers writing activities that feature the convention, giving student writers the
The evidence associated with writing performance across the United States shows a lack of conventional control in writing. The instructional reaction to the evidence has always been to ignore it or to "worksheet" it to death. This book provides a much-needed third alternative that features serious attention to the writer's craft in a thoughtful, constructive, and authentic manner.
This book rests on the proposition that attention to capitalization and punctuation has failed to enhance young writers performances because the attention has not occurred in the context of the writers own writing. Therefore, this book is not only about writing conventions, it is also about teaching and learning in the context of young writers own writing.
Other author Farnan, Nancy.
Subject English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- United States.
English language -- United States -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
ISBN 0205267645