Being able to write well is a skill critical to students’ success in higher education. Yet standardized test scores reveal that many students are moving into high school and college without these writing skills. Writing is a complex task; in addition to content knowledge, students must use self-regulation skills (including staying focused on the task, working through frustrations) to see success. This capstone project sought to answer the question: How can the teaching of self-regulated skills be integrated into lessons focused on developing the expository writing of middle school students? The result is a series of lesson plans that seek to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of middle school students by combining academic instruction with the teaching and practice of self-regulation skills.
At-risk Students, Special Education, Writing
Breen, Julia, "Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development To Teach Middle School Writing" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 234.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects