ERIC Number: ED327878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Literacy: Grades 4-6 and Beyond.
Bloom, Diane S.
This resource manual was developed for educators responsible for teaching grades 4, 5, 6, and beyond, concentrating on student literacy as it relates to written language. The manual focuses on helping educators apply a specific instructional strategy that is related to student needs identified in the "Writing Skill Arrays" and skills assessed by the writing components, multiple-choice and essay of the High School Proficiency Test (HSPT). The manual is intended to enable educators to identify resources to implement solutions that address student and staff development needs in the areas identified on the HSPT. Topics in Section 1, "Developing Literacy," include: Defining Literacy; Sources of Literacy; Background; Literacy: An Active Process for Instruction; Cognitive Objectives and the Writing Task; Writing as a Higher Order Thinking Skill; Educational Implication of the Relationship; and Three Phases of Language Learning. Topics in section 2, "Instructional Strategies Related to the Skill Array and Multiple-Choice Section of the HSPT," include: General Teaching Guidelines; Cluster I: Sentence Structure/Construction; Cluster II: Organization of Ideas; and Cluster III: Editing. Section 3, "Instructional Strategies Related to the Skill Array and the Essay Section of the HSPT Writing Test," contains sections on: General Teaching Guidelines; Organization/Content; Sentence Structure/Construction; Revising; and Editing. Appendixes make up about half the document and include: "Skill Array: Benchmark Skills"; a report on writing skills assessment on the ninth grade HSPT; two papers on Teaching--Learning--Assessing and Dictation: An Instructional Strategy for Editing; some examples of basic text structures; a set of pointers called A Writer's Reflection on the Writing Process and a glossary of terms. (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.
Identifiers: Childrens Writing; New Jersey; Writing Development