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A Process Writing Curriculum For Kindergarten Through Third Grade, Patricia P. Dukes Jan 1990

A Process Writing Curriculum For Kindergarten Through Third Grade, Patricia P. Dukes

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The curriculum that has been developed for this project is designed to promote the implementation of process writing in kindergarten through third grade classrooms. Writing activities are planned within the content areas and present writing as a natural way to communicate throughout daily activities.

The review of research reflects over fifteen years of work that has predominantly been carried out in classroom settings with elementary school students and teachers. Patterns of writing development have been identified that indicate a positive correlation between the students skills attainment and purposeful reading and writing experiences.

The plan incorporates individualized instructional strategies that have ...


The Effect Of Peer-Editing On The Quality Of 11th Grade Composition, Barbara J. Ritchey Jan 1984

The Effect Of Peer-Editing On The Quality Of 11th Grade Composition, Barbara J. Ritchey

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The relationship between peer-editing and composition quality was investigated. The thirty subjects involved were 11th-grade English students randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. During a nine week period, both groups received the same assignments and teacher evaluation. The control group, which did not revise unless upon individual initiative, participated in a dramatics workshop while the experimental group used a worksheet developed by Leila Christenbury (1982) to edit and proofread each other's writing before evaluation by the teacher. Pre and post writing assignments were blind rated at the end of the experiment using the Diederich Rating Scale. Individual item ...


Writing Creatively In First Grade, Susan Grant Raye Jan 1984

Writing Creatively In First Grade, Susan Grant Raye

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Learning to write their own words increases students' success in learning to read, provides practice in thinking skills, increases their self-concept and provides early positive attitudes about writing.

However, most writing done in first grade classrooms today consists mainly of copying from the blackboard. This is a tedious and boring task for first graders, and gives them bad attitudes about writing as they begin their school careers. Many teachers don't require young students to write their own words because of the students' inability to spell words and form grammatically correct sentences. However, if a teacher is accepting of the ...


Teaching Spelling For Retention, Angelynn Dunagan Hinson Jan 1982

Teaching Spelling For Retention, Angelynn Dunagan Hinson

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Because the teaching of spelling to students above the seventh grade is not a universally endorsed curriculum, it is the purpose of this study to explore varied opinions concerning the reasons and methods for teaching spelling, to develop a specified six week curriculum for the teaching of a spelling unit to eighth graders, and to evaluate the curriculum and its relevance to students of this age. Study and research reveal that most students of middle school age do have spelling difficulties which can be overcome. This curriculum utilizes methods suggested in the related literature for enhancing the study of specified ...