ERIC Number: ED340177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Writing Instruction for Students with Learning Problems: The Instructional Methods Report Series.
This guide presents instructional practices recommended by participants at a June, 1990 forum of representatives of the higher education, school, and publishing communities which addressed issues in the teaching of writing to students with learning problems. Chapter 1 looks at composition instruction noting the status of writing in American education, current practices, and emerging trends. Chapter 2 examines theories of writing in subsections on: characteristics of good writers, components of writing, development of writing proficiencies, and instructional considerations. The nature of writing difficulties of these students and related research findings are examined in the third chapter. Chapter 4 describes three approaches to improving the writing of students with learning problems: self-instructional strategy development, cognitive strategy instruction, and process writing. Chapter 5 recommends components for a writing instruction program for these students and discusses what should be taught, how it should be taught, instructional techniques for promoting effective writing, and implications for media and materials. Chapter 6, on the role of the teacher, looks at teacher attitudes and knowledge, teacher education, and the supportive teaching environment. The concluding chapter identifies constraints to implementing effective writing instruction and future directions. Includes approximately 115 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH. Information Center for Special Education Media and Materials.