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ERIC Number: ED350087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Journal Writing Skills in a Second Grade Classroom through Teacher Conferencing and Student Self-Evaluation.
This practicum report describes a 12-week intervention to enhance the journal writing skills of six students in a second grade class. Expected outcomes were that all students will: (1) improve journal writing skills as measured by the Holistic Scoring Checklist; (2) show a 100 percent increase in the number of words used in journal writing; and (3) improve their spelling of words appropriate to their grade level by 80 percent. Also expected were outcomes that students will: (4) show an 80 percent increase in suggested journal topics during brainstorming sessions; and (5) increase their recognition of words in word lists by 50 percent. The intervention included the use of student self-evaluation of their writing, peer tutoring, word lists to be read by students, teacher conferencing with individual students, and language arts lessons for the whole class. Results indicated that five of the six students met the first three outcome objectives, and students surpassed the goals for the remaining expected outcomes. A 15-item reference list is provided. Appendices include language arts guidelines and objectives, surveys of teachers' opinions about students' journal writing and students' attitudes toward writing, teacher observations of the six students in the intervention, the Holistic Scoring Checklist, and word lists. (BC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Childrens Writing; Topic Selection
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.