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ERIC Number: ED567376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 262
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-9742-2
The Effects of a Color-Embedded Writing Strategy on the Written Expression Skills of Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities
Otto, Claudia Cecilia
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
This research is a classroom case study to determine the effectiveness of a color-embedded writing strategy on the writing performance of adolescents with mild-moderate disabilities. Assessment and documentation of students' composition skills progress was made using the TOWL-4 writing assessments. Comparisons were made between those students who learned the written expression lessons through the use of a color-coding strategy and those who learned the written expression lessons without the color-coding strategy. As evidenced by the TOWL-4 sum of scaled scores and composite index scores, experimental groups' scores reflected a significantly higher increase in isolated written expression skills than the control groups' scores. Students' Contrived, Spontaneous, and Overall Writing skills reflected a significantly higher increase in the experimental groups' scores than the control groups' scores. Analysis of students participating in the experimental groups regarding students' reaction to the color-coding strategy revealed higher self-confidence and desire to participate in writing activities and tasks. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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