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ERIC Number: ED404669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Home Schooled Students' Writing Assessment Scores and Peer Group Interactions by Creating a Writing Workshop.
Anderson, Ella Marie
A practicum was developed and implemented to offer adolescent home schoolers a peer group academic workshop setting in which they would improve their writing prowess and social skills. The objectives for the workshop were for 10 of the 13 targeted eighth-grade students in a private home-schooling program in central Florida to participate in class discussions and in answering questions during group sessions; for 9 of the 13 students to employ the writing components necessary to improve their written communication skills by 1.5 points; and for 10 of the 13 students to demonstrate a 50% increase in encouraging each other by using positive verbal exchanges. The target group was required to take a writing pretest and posttest, to complete at least one essay using the writing process, and to participate in all group activities. All the program objectives were met, with the target group improving significantly in all areas. (Contains 24 references. Appendixes, which make up almost half the document, present a survey instrument, data, writing assessment directions, rubrics, observation forms, and instructional materials.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida