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ERIC Number: ED341072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-1
Pages: 119
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Systematic Development of an Instructional Module on Writing Topic Sentences for Fifth Grade Students.
Lanchantin, Susan
An instructional module was designed to enable learners to use a systematic approach to create a topic sentence. Using the instructional system design model, the designer of the module identified needs, established instructional goals, developed a program of study, applied the instruction, and evaluated the performance. The instructional module was implemented over a 2-week period in a 5th-grade classroom to 14 students during 10 sessions, each lasting approximately 45 minutes. Students received verbal instruction followed by drill and practice. Subjects completed an attitude questionnaire eliciting student opinions concerning all phases of instruction. Results indicated that: (1) reaction to the materials and instruction was generally favorable although some improvement was needed; (2) students made statistically significant improvement on the posttest; (3) subjects included topic sentences in writing tasks assigned after the completion of the instructional module; and (4) each subject began the New York State writing test sample with a topic sentence, thereby earning credits toward a passing grade. (Six tables of data and two figures are included; the student survey, a job task analysis, a PERT chart, Instructional Task Analysis, list of instructional objectives, instructor's guide, materials for evaluation, affective domain materials, and a 19-item bibliography are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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