ERIC Number: ED395133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Instruction for "READers' Writings."
Crawford County Literacy Council, Meadville, PA.
A project augmented instruction in writing skills given to learners in the Crawford County (Pennsylvania) READ Program with staff development that involved tutors and learners in a paired workshop setting. Four staff development workshops were conducted for tutor-learner pairs on improving writing instruction and skills. Four follow-up workshops were conducted within 6 weeks following the initial workshop to reflect on the experience, deal with questions and issues, and share writing. Participant evaluations showed overwhelming satisfaction with writing workshops. The quantity of writing submitted for publication in "READers' Writings" increased, both from workshop participants and nonparticipants. Improvement in written thought development occurred more rapidly in the participant group than in the nonparticipant group. Technical writing skills tended to progress at approximately the same rate in both groups. Five hundred copies each of two issues of "READers' Writings" were published and distributed. (Copies of the two issues are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Crawford County Literacy Council, Meadville, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Crawford County); 353 Project