Writing-skills Intervention Programming and Its Being a Component of Response to Intervention

Michael William Dunn
Journal article Journal of Education and Learning • November 2014

Abstract

For a struggling writer, step-by-step instruction can be a helpful means to manage organizing and producing elaborate text. This mixed-methods project offered four struggling writers a mnemonic strategy called Ask, Reflect, Text (ART) in 45-minute sessions over 22 days. The second- and fourth-grade students attended a public school in the US Pacific Northwest. As a parallel component to the project, the students' teachers and intervention specialist met with the author for 4 one-hour sessions to discuss: 1) the children's intervention programming and progress, and 2) the paradigm of response to intervention (RTI) and their thoughts about its feasibility in classrooms. The end-of-project assessment data demonstrated that the children made progress with writing skills, but the teachers and intervention specialist felt that support personnel would be needed to manage RTI-type intervention programming in general education classrooms.

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Journal of Education and Learning

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