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ERIC Number: ED178954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ask Them: Action Research in Teaching Writing.
Woodworth, Sandra
One method developed by a teacher to help students improve their writing involved having the students analyze their skills based on a scale they themselves had created that described what a good writer should know or do. Having classified the skills mentioned by the students in a hierarchy from elemental to complex, the teacher evaluated the students based on what each thought were the most important skills. She found that her classification of students as advanced, average, or immature writers was related to the sophistication of their responses to the question about important skills for a writer to have. She used the hierarchy to create writing assignments appropriate to the skill level of each student. (The responses of each student to the questions used to form the scale are included in an appendix.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portsmouth Public Schools, NH.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham.
Note: University of New Hampshire/Portsmouth Teacher Corps Project, Cycle XII