ERIC Number: ED193633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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A Kindergarten-First Grade Writing Curriculum Using Literature as a Model and Based on Cognitive Developmental, Psycholinguistic and Metaphoric Mode Theoretical Assumptions.
Tompkins, Gail E.
A kindergarten/first grade writing curriculum was developed that used literature as a model for writing and that was based on learning theories and assumptions. The curriculum was developed in a five-step sequence: (1) a theoretical base was established based on cognitive developmental, psycholinguistic, and metaphoric mode theories. Teaching and learning principles were developed from eight theoretical assumptions. (2) The theoretical base was specifically related to the writing process and strategies were developed for teaching about story structure, poetic forms, and sentence structure. (3) Procedures were identified for developing the objectives, activities, materials, and evaluation components of the curriculum. (4) The curriculum was developed to incorporate nine units of study. Each unit outline included an overview, a list of objectives, and information about time requirements, classroom management, teaching and evaluation methods, and materials. (5) The units were analyzed, and it was determined that they adequately reflected the theoretical assumptions and the learning and instructional principles intended as a base for the curriculum. (Appendixes diagram the development of the theoretical base from the eight theoretical assumptions, describe teaching strategies for a unit on plot, and include the entire outline for that unit.) (GT)
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Note: Research prepared at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.