Title

The Effect of Teaching Goals and Scales to Enhance Writing Achievement in Kindergarten

Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Belma Sadikovic

Keywords

Writing, Goals & Scales

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not goals and scales enhance writing achievement in kindergarten. Students were assessed weekly on their writing skills and then taught missing skills during small group intervention time. Each small group lesson was ten to fifteen minutes long during center time. Each lesson targeted specific letters that students didn’t know how to form and sentence writing skills, depending on what the student was missing on their most recent assessment. Results from the assessments showed that the majority of the participants made progress with their writing skills due to understanding their goals and working up the scale to be successful.

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