Using intervention strategies to improve kindergarteners' writing levels
The research question addressed is, in what ways will using intervention strategies specific for each phase of writing improve my kindergarteners' writing levels? It documents one teacher's study of how using Gentry's Intervention Blueprint research and Spandel's Six Traits of Writing rubrics, to assess students' writing levels are at and how using intervention strategies referenced will help them progress through the different phases of writing. The author documents the details of the study and uses related research literature to construct meaning and validate the study. She describes both success and struggles in implementing the intervention strategies and concludes that : 1) Reading and writing need to be taught together, not in isolation, 2) While it was hard to find time to work with a small group setting the Blueprint provides a well documented way of tracking student writing through the phases.
Rux, Trisha Marie Meissner, "Using intervention strategies to improve kindergarteners' writing levels" (2008). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2067.