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ERIC Number: ED151806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
A Systematic Approach to Instruction in English Composition.
Wallace, Terry H. Smith
This paper describes a systematic approach to composition instruction and provides evidence of that system's successful implementation. The approach is based on Benjamin S. Bloom's Taxonomy and has five stages: presenting the student with reasons for learning the material, listing immediate and long-range instructional objectives, preassessing students' abilities to see if they have already achieved the objectives, prescribing and performing a variety of learning activities (including self-quizzes, class discussions, presentations, and student/teacher conferences), and making periodic evaluations to see if students have reached their goals. The five stages are used for each writing assignment or each unit of study within the composition course. Examples of unit outlines, self-quizzes, and questions from revision data sheets illustrate the ways the five stages can be applied to units of study on composition. The responses from pre-course and post-course student evaluations indicate that this systematic approach facilitates the learning of composition skills and that students completing the course had a more positive attitude toward literary composition. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (21st, Champion, Pennsylvania, October 14-16, 1977)