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ERIC Number: ED352599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Communication Skills of First Grade Low Achievers through Whole Language, Creative Drama, and Different Styles of Writing.
Flennoy, Audrey J.
This paper describes a practicum designed to give 12 low-achieving first-grade children more time to improve their communication skills, to promote knowledge development, and to motivate children to become enthusiastic about the reading and writing process. Whole language, creative drama, and different styles of writing were utilized in the classroom to accomplish the practicum outcomes during a 3-month period. Checklists, questionnaires, and surveys were used in collecting data. Data showed that: (1) children chose books when their work was completed; (2) they read orally in groups and independently, and could relate many of their favorite stories because the classroom was encompassed with books; and (3) their writing activities reflected a variety of experiences. (Eight tables of data are included. Five appendixes contain a checklist for basal reader problems, teacher questionnaire, checklist for writing, attitude toward reading survey, and survey questions for teachers.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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