ERIC Number: ED340035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Teaching the Main Idea, Drawing Conclusions, and Making Inferences on the Improvement of Writing Skills.
Covey, Donna G.
A practicum addressed fifth and sixth graders' deficiencies in writing and comprehension skills with the implementation of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching techniques. The Multi Level Academic Skills Inventory and interest inventories aided in defining students' specific strengths and weaknesses in the areas of reading and language arts. Among the teaching strategies used to bring about improvement of writing skills were different mapping strategies, peer learning, the process writing method, and critical thinking activities, such as brainstorming. Progress was monitored through charting daily timed samples of student performance. Results indicated increased levels of achievement for the targeted students. (Eight tables of data are included. Eleven appendixes contain sample assignments, a daily progress chart, and a sample task sheet.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diagnostic Prescriptive Approach; Main Idea; Semantic Mapping; Story Mapping
Note: Appendixes contain handwriting and small type.