ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT: Every Teacher is a Writing Teacher. Lisa Noffo, Robin Atkins & Kenneth Williams Miami Central Senior High School Superintendent’s Urban Principal Initiative. Abstract of the Study.
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Lisa Noffo, Robin Atkins & Kenneth Williams
Miami Central Senior High School
Superintendent’s Urban Principal Initiative
3 strategies were used:
The major concern at Miami Central Senior High is that students are having difficulty mastering the writing process. The researchers believe that as a result of student difficulties and limited foundational writing skills our students demonstrate a lack of proficiency in writing semantics. Our goal is that Miami Central High School students will acquire writing skills which will result in an improvement in the writing process.
Miami Central Senior High School was built in 1959 and resides on 95th Street and 17th Avenue. MCHS has 115 classrooms and utilizes 16 portable classrooms. Approximately.
Student background information
82% of the student population is Black non-Hispanic
17% of the student population is Hispanic
1% of the student population is White non-Hispanic
Less than 1% Asian/Indian Multicultural
17% of the student population is enrolled in the Exceptional Student Education program
5.5% of the population are Limited English Proficient Students(ESOL)
60% of the students are on free and reduced lunch.Background Information
This article was chosen because the author discussed many strategies that can be used to improve writing skills in tenth grade students. Most importantly these strategies were ones that could be used in all content areas. Theses strategies were most useful to our non-language arts teacher.
This article was used because it addressed various items needed to facilitate a good collaborative team effort between two teachers. This article was based on the book Team Teaching , (Stenhouse Publishing, 1996). This book gives multiple models of successful team teaching.
This article was selected because in gave further insight on the need in writing in discipline areas. This article although focusing on the collegiate level, lead the researcher to various websites on topics that can enhance a writing program.
Implications and recommendations: