ERIC Number: ED237974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Touchstones for the Writing Process.
Berardi, Lucy Krabbe
Two individualized writing programs, useful for mainstreaming learning disabled students into the English classroom were field tested among 100 seventh and eighth grade students in four school districts. The document reports on the results of "Mission WRITE," the design of "Touchstone WRITE," and the strategies used in teaching content organization, spelling, handwriting, vocabulary, syntax, grammar, and mechanics. The major portion of the document focuses on the "Touchstone" process, program results, inservice design, scoring methods, analytical rating methods, record keeping, teaching strategies, and writing units. Over half of the document consists of illustrations, graphs, samples of student work, evaluation forms, skill charts, student writing worksheets, sample student pages from "Mission WRITE," and appendices. Appendices include a guide to analytical rating, a report on the evaluation of "Touchstone WRITE," charts illustrating the contents of the units, and bibliographies. (LH)
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Handwriting, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
W.R.I.T.E., 160 S. Springer Rd., Los Altos, CA 94022.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Altos School District, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV; PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (Colorado Springs, CO, March 10-13, 1983). For related document, see ED 191 089. Contains many pages of small and/or broken type.