Pre-writing strategies of three students with learning disabilities in a process writing program

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Title:
Pre-writing strategies of three students with learning disabilities in a process writing program
Author:
Wilder, Nancy Lee, 1960-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study examines the pre-writing strategies and behaviors of three fifth grade students diagnosed as having learning disabilities as they participate in a process writing program which embeds elements of strategy intervention in a holistic environment. Five questions are posed, four of which relate to planning strategies, their effects on rough drafts, and whether or not either change over the course of one school year. The fifth question addresses change measured by standardized assessment. The Test of Written Language (Hammill & Larsen, 1983), a controlled writing sample, a concept interview, a brainstorm interview, the Manual Observation Form (Goodman, 1984) and actual writing samples are used to record and analyze data. Results show growth in strategy use, and in areas related to generation and organization of material. Results also show growth in students' positive attitudes toward writing. Findings support use of such a process writing approach with students who have difficulty achieving proficiency in written language. Specific implications for educators are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Language and Literature.; Education, Special.; Education, Curriculum and Instruction.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bos, Candace S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePre-writing strategies of three students with learning disabilities in a process writing programen_US
dc.creatorWilder, Nancy Lee, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilder, Nancy Lee, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the pre-writing strategies and behaviors of three fifth grade students diagnosed as having learning disabilities as they participate in a process writing program which embeds elements of strategy intervention in a holistic environment. Five questions are posed, four of which relate to planning strategies, their effects on rough drafts, and whether or not either change over the course of one school year. The fifth question addresses change measured by standardized assessment. The Test of Written Language (Hammill & Larsen, 1983), a controlled writing sample, a concept interview, a brainstorm interview, the Manual Observation Form (Goodman, 1984) and actual writing samples are used to record and analyze data. Results show growth in strategy use, and in areas related to generation and organization of material. Results also show growth in students' positive attitudes toward writing. Findings support use of such a process writing approach with students who have difficulty achieving proficiency in written language. Specific implications for educators are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Language and Literature.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Special.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Curriculum and Instruction.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBos, Candace S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1347792en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b25522577en_US
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