The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.
Title: “Counter-Statement: Using Written dialogue to Develop Critical Thinking and Writing.” Stephen Hahn. College Composition and Communication 38: (1987): 97-100. Reviewed in College Composition and Communication (October 1988), 329. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Summary: Author teaches students to write dialogue to work out their ideas and counter opposing views in preparation for a debate or to write and argumentative paper.
Comment: Sounds like a good idea. RayS.