Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Composition (Language arts) -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Portfolios in education;

Abstract

A trend in the language arts program is to focus on nurturing children's emerging thinking-language abilities while they are involved in the language processes. This view of language learning places children at the center of the instructional program. A school learning environment that supports such activity promotes risk-taking and a sense of ownership. Assessing children's responses in this type of learning environment requires descriptive techniques (Johnston, 1987). In respect to the writing component of the language arts program, descriptive techniques facilitate the appraisal of children's responses as they write to create meaning. Assessment, then, becomes an integral part of the writing process with teachers collaborating with students to describe their emerging writing abilities and to ascertain their instructional needs.

Year of Submission

1994

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jeanne McLain Harms

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Date Original

1994

Object Description

1 PDF file (22 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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