ERIC Number: ED384909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Writing Skills of Fourth Grade Students Using a Variety of Intervention Strategies.
Priest, Nancy B.
A program was developed and implemented to improve fourth graders' writing skills in conjunction with the State Writing Assessment Test. The objectives for the program were for 80% of the students to improve their writing scores by a minimum of 0.5 point using the State Writing rubric as the guideline; to increase students' understanding of the Narrative and Expository forms of writing by 80%; and to increase the typing and keyboarding ability of the students by 20%. The target group of 25 students in a mid-sized elementary school in a large, culturally diverse metropolitan area was immersed in a Writer's Workshop and participated in a plethora of developmental writing activities, including word processing and a keyboarding skills program. All program objectives were met, with the target group improving in all areas. (Contains 18 references. Appendixes present data, various work sheets, activities, and samples of students' writing.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Development
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Color illustratio