ERIC Number: ED108226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
1971 Tryout of the Second-Grade Composition Skills Exercises.
Labeaune, Carol; And Others
This report summarizes the procedures and outcomes of the 1971 classroom tryout of the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) Second-Grade Composition Skills Exercises, a series of sequenced writing lessons for second graders who have completed the SWRL first-grade exercises. The purpose of the tryout was to identify appropriate writing outcomes for the second-grade level and to evaluate the prototype lessons and procedures developed to obtain these outcomes. Students in four classrooms in a large, Southern California school district participated in the tryout, while four comparable second-grade classes served as control groups for comparison purposes. Results of the tryout indicate that the exercises were only moderately successful in promoting selected writing skills. Tables of findings, examples of the exercises, and teacher reactions are included. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.