ERIC Number: ED393122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Writing as a Process in a 9th Grade English Class.
A practicum developed and implemented a program to help change students' negative attitude toward writing, with the conviction that if students enjoy writing they will write more and produce writing that clearly communicates their ideas. The practicum's objectives were for 50% of the targeted students to: (1) write for at least 15-20 minutes at a time when given a writing prompt; (2) gain a more positive attitude toward writing; (3) demonstrate an increase in the use of supporting ideas using details, examples, and vivid language; and (4) revise their own writing. The target group was 30 ninth-grade students in Florida of mixed abilities whose writing skills matched the district result of the tenth-grade writing assessment. Subjects were required to write a series of drafts, selecting one to rewrite, revise, and finalize. Results were that all objectives were met, with the target group improving dramatically in all areas. (Contains 2 tables of data; 17 references, 9 resources, and 13 appendixes, including a teacher survey, a student survey, and various examples of student writings.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida; Writing Motivation
Note: M.Ed. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.