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ERIC Number: ED420064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Narrative Writing Skills, Composition Skills, and Related Attitudes among Second Grade Students by Integrating Word Processing, Graphic Organizers, and Art into a Process Approach to Writing.
Gallick-Jackson, Sheryl A.
A practicum program was developed and implemented to improve narrative writing skills, composition skills, and related attitudes among the targeted second grade students. Objectives for the program were for: 75% of the students to increase their narrative writing skills by at least one proficiency level; 75% of the students to increase their writing composition success by at least one proficiency level; and to increase positive attitudes toward writing by 20%. Strategies chosen to solve the problem included integrating word processing techniques, graphic organizers, and art into the process approach to writing. To prove that the writer's solution strategies worked, the targeted students' pre- and post-writing attitudes surveys were evaluated and compared. The writing prompt pretest and posttest samples were assessed using a rating scale to measure narrative writing skills and a scoring rubric was used to measure composition skills. All the program objectives were met with the target group improving in all areas. (Includes six tables of data; contains 33 references. Appendixes include a writing attitude survey, narrative writing prompt, rating scale for narrative writing, scoring rubric, writing process poster, writing workshop poster, guided lesson plan, narration criteria worksheet, narration revision checklist, Arrow map, Donut on a Napkin map, narrative writing results, writing composition results, writing attitude survey results, and a software evaluation form.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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