ERIC Number: ED394149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Third and Fourth Grade Student Writing through the Use of Integrated Curriculum.
A teacher inservice training program was developed to increase student writing skills in a suburban elementary school. Subjects were 9 teachers and 200 third and fourth grade students. Strategies included implementing demand writing activities into the content area curriculum. For subject students, levels of success were measured by pre-training and post-training writing samples, and, for subject teachers, through direct observation of frequency of integration of curriculum and by an open-ended statement review which they completed. Results indicated that students were being taught with an integrated curriculum. Findings revealed that 65% of the students showed gains in their ability to write using a realistic situation and all teacher reactions to the integrated curriculum were positive. (Contains a table of data, 15 references, and related research. Surveys, pre-training and post-training writing prompts, observation checklist, writing rubric, permission letters, list of topics, and evaluation of results are appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Prompts
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.