ERIC Number: ED307416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing Writing to GED/ABE Students. Program Handbook.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.
This professional development package is designed to assist General Educational Development (GED) instructors in developing teaching skills to help them prepare students for the written essay part of the new GED exam. An introduction discusses some research and theory that support collaborative teaching situations that most efficiently and effectively communicate the required thinking/writing skills. It also describes a multistage model of instruction (prewriting, outlining, writing, revising, and editing). Some general guidelines for conducting the writing inservice program are provided. The facilitator's overview and guide provides materials for nine sections: introduction, organizing written materials, GED test criteria, understanding the GED writing sample, the group process, freewriting, sharing freewriting, organizing ideas, and moving from ideas to form. Use of a related videotape in the inservice sessions is discussed. Some or all of these components are given for each section: rationale, synopsis, objective, resources, follow-up, and activity. The next section of this package contains reproducible resources for inservice participants, including writing topics, writing sample test, student assignment sheet, student freewriting worksheet, readings to explore organizational patterns, and additional sources for professional development. A glossary and tips for teaching writing are also provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, High School Equivalency Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
ABE Project, College of Education 113, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (related videotape: $10.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests