ERIC Number: EJ1023775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disabilities Improve on Planning and Writing in the Content Areas of Civics and Mathematics?
Hauth, Clara; Mastropieri, Margo; Scruggs, Tom; Regan, Kelley
Behavioral Disorders, v38 n3 p154-170 May 2013
Eight eighth-grade students identified as having emotional and/or behavioral disabilities participated in a multiple-baseline design study to assess the effects of teaching persuasive writing and applying writing in the civics content area. After baseline data were collected, two intervention phases were implemented. An instructional phase on teaching self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) with the mnemonic ''POW-TREE'' was implemented, followed by postintervention testing, then a second intervention phase using civics content was implemented, followed by posttesting. Following a 4-week delay, maintenance and generalization probes were administered. Students were also assessed on their strategy knowledge, social validity, and time spent on planning and writing. Findings revealed that all students improved substantially on all essay measures, including essay length, essay quality, and number of essay parts, sentences, and paragraphs. Strategy data revealed that all students learned the strategy, enjoyed using it, and reported understanding the benefits of continued strategy use. Findings are discussed with respect to educational implications and future research.
Descriptors: Grade 8, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Persuasive Discourse, Civics, Intervention, Maintenance, Generalization, Essays, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Content Area Writing, Planning, Middle School Students, Instructional Materials, Prompting, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Check Lists, Instructional Effectiveness
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/publication/behavioraldisorders
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools; Grade 8
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