ERIC Number: EJ1026694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Revising Strategy Instruction in Inclusive Settings: Effects for English Learners and Novice Writers
De La Paz, Susan; Sherman, Cindy K.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v28 n3 p129-141 Aug 2013
Twenty-three students with varying academic and linguistic profiles were taught a strategy for revising expository essays, using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development model for instruction. Students learned basic revising tactics and to consider text structure as they managed decisions on how to improve their essays. Instructional effects were assessed using a multiple baseline with multiple probes in baseline design. Positive results were found for English learners, including those who were identified as having learning disabilities, or who were low-, average-and high-achieving writers; moreover, results were equally positive for students who were not English learners. After instruction and 4 weeks later, students revised more, produced more revisions that improved text, and revised longer text segments, which resulted in an improvement in overall quality.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, English Language Learners, Essays, Writing Assignments, Writing Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Disabilities, Revision (Written Composition)
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