ERIC Number: ED219795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Basic Skills Task Force: Writing Skills.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
In response to the Utah State Board of Education's new high school graduation requirements, five task forces of adult basic education teachers were charged with the identification of functional competencies for adult students in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and computation, and with the development of curricular materials for teaching those competencies. The results of the task force on writing skills are reported here. The first part of the report identifies the members of the basic skills task force, reports on what all new teachers of adults need to know, and provides a profile of an effective teacher of adult students. The second part is arranged according to performance objectives and includes instructional strategies and pre- and posttest assessments. Performance objectives include (1) writing legibly, (2) organizing and utilizing information by writing and using lists, (3) organizing information by writing and following an outline, (4) writing easily followed instructions and directions, (5) writing understandable advertisements and notices, (6) writing telephone messages clearly and correctly, (7) giving appropriate information on forms, (8) recognizing and restating central ideas, (9) writing short paragraphs using a topic sentence and supporting detail, (10) writing social and friendly letters, (11) writing business letters using a standard format, and (12) writing for enjoyment. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.