ERIC Number: ED342004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Improving Intermediate Students' Creative Writing Skills Using Precision Teaching as a Monitoring Tool.
This practicum used a weekly tutorial program to improve students' written expression using precision teaching as a monitoring tool. Remedial children were referred for instruction by teachers, school psychologists, or parents. The practicum was based on the students' needs for a program strengthening writing mechanics and reading comprehension skills. Task sheets (assignment sheets), timings of individual skills pinpointed, charts of progress made and evaluation of learning promoted self-monitoring and self-motivation. Critical thinking skills and appropriate learning strategies were implemented. Techniques using visual prompts, graphic organizers, and pre/post writing activities were stressed. Results showed that students' written expression and reading comprehension improved using precision teaching as a monitoring tool. Students also demonstrated increased proficiency in problem-solving skills and demonstrated critical thinking and writing abilities. (Five tables of data are included; 11 appendixes, including graphs of student data, charts of individual progress, samples of writing, and samples of learning techniques used, are attached. (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.