Thursday, December 20, 2007
Why low composition scores?
The REAL reason our students are getting low composition scores each year is due to the lack of sufficient writing training in the lower grades.
If we want our students to succeed, we must give writing training to all grade levels, not just the testing grades.
Experiencing this deficiency in students during my early years of teaching, I have developed new methods that model visual & auditory strategies at the bottom of the pyramid, then oral skills, next the reading and finally the writing skills.
In my in-class training, I show teachers how to analyze the pyramid level of their students. With that knowledge, they can then give specific instruction at that level and move up when the students are ready. To the students, I show them visual and auditory strategies at the bottom of the pyramid, then oral skills, next the Reading, and finally the Writing skills.
Building a strong foundation pays big dividends when testing time comes!
Posted by THE WRITING DOCTOR