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ERIC Number: ED312656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
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A Collegial Approach to the Redesigning of a Writing Program for Grades K-5.
Chan, Diana R.
This practicum addressed the expressed need to help teachers become familiar with the writing process and to provide the staff with ways to incorporate more writing (composition) into their elementary (K-5) classrooms. The objectives included educating the teachers in the writing process so they could feel more comfortable in teaching the new writing techniques and developing a writing program appropriate for elementary students that would focus on the enjoyment and continual improvement of writing skills. A series of inservice training sessions on holistic scoring as well as utilization of the "buddy" system and the basal reader for the teaching of reading were implemented. Also, a writing team developed monthly writing hints and helped to collect writing samples. Of the 13 teachers who participated in the writing program, 13 are now aware of the writing process; 11 can successfully use the buddy system in writing; and 12 can successfully use the basal reader to teach writing. Of the 1,404 writing samples collected, 718 students scored outstanding or satisfactory. Of the 51 students participating in a county writing assessment, 36 received a satisfactory grade. (Nine tables of data are included; 38 references and 21 appendixes containing scores, pre- and post- participation survey, holistic scoring instrument, writing samples, and inservice training agendas are attached.) (KEH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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