NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ843636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
Teaching the Function of Writing to Middle School Students with Academic Delays
Lawson, Tracy Reilly; Greer, R. Douglas
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v3 n1 p151-170 Win 2006
Using multiple baseline designs, we studied the effects of having seven 9th graders edit their papers until a naive reader accomplished a drawing assignment during writer immersion (communication in writing only). During Experiment I, students received no feedback in the first phase, teacher editing feedback in phase 2, and writer immersion plus viewing the effects of their writing on a naive reader in phase 3. In Experiment II, students received the baseline followed by writer immersion and viewing effects on a reader. The dependent variables in both experiments were the structural components of the writing and accurately drawn components by a naive reader. The writer immersion and self-editing package increased accuracy in structure and function in both experiments. (Contains 6 tables and 6 figures.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A