ERIC Number: EJ808928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Daily Oral Language: Is It Effective?
Whittingham, Jeff L.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v20 n2 p24-30 Spr 2007
This study examines the Daily Oral Language (DOL) program aimed at helping students learn mechanics of writing through daily editing exercises. This nine-month study sought to determine if DOL improved editing skills and actual writing skills of seventy fourth-grade students. While the results of this study did not statistically demonstrate the effectiveness of the DOL program, there were indications of improvement in children's writing and editing skills. Recommendations for further investigation are provided. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Oral Language, Editing, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Writing Improvement, Rural Schools, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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