ERIC Number: ED481597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
GED as Project: Pathways to Passing the GED. Volume 4: Language Arts, Writing.
James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.
This guide presents writing-focused learning projects and accompanying inquiry activities to help students pass the language arts/writing portion of the General Education Development(GED) Test 2002. The Introduction relates GED as project to the writing portion of the GED and explains how inquiry activities used Official GED Reading Practice Test questions as stimuli and can serve as models for teacher-designed activities. It introduces the template for writing inquiry activities, a series of steps and questions that fulfill the learner-centered thinking and process this guide proposes. Section 2, an introductory learning project that helps learners comprehend and internalize information about the GED, is entitled "GED Language Arts, Writing and You." The four inquiry activities are based on the template described in volume 1 of this series. The writing template is the basis for the inquiry activities found in the six learning projects: Writing the Rough Draft; Evaluating the Evaluation Standards and Your Essay; Revising for Clear Expression; Revising for Mechanics and Usage; Revising for Style; and Answering the Multiple-Choice Questions. (The template is a five-step inquiry process that consists of the following steps: identify the problem; become familiar with the problem; planning, assigning, and performing; sharing with others; and reflecting, extending, and evaluating.) Appendices include a scoring guide, sample essays, tips for improving peer review, frequently asked questions, and writing and teaching resources. (MO)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Evaluative Thinking, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Literacy Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Revision (Written Composition), Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Test Wiseness, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
For full text: http://web.jmu.edu/gedproject/print_grid_4.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA. Workforce Improvement Network.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests