Although you are undoubtedly creating instructional
materials for your own project, it might be helpful for you to develop some
instructional materials for the writing composition case study. Develop
instructional materials only for the preinstructional activities prescribed in
the following instructional strategy from Appendix F . Recall that the learning
environment parts of the strategy were completed in Chapter Nine . For this
exercise, focus only on the writing skills described.
• You are developing instruction for the sixthgrade target
• The instruction will be delivered using an
Internet-based instructional delivery system.
• Students will access your instruction using their laptop
Motivation: Writing Different Types of Sentences: A
newsletter article will be used as an introduction. It will be on a topic of
high interest to sixth graders, and it will contain all four sentence types to
illustrate variety and increasing interest in the article through varying
Objectives: Each of the four types of sentences in the
sample story will be highlighted and described in the introduction. The purpose
of the unit, learning to write stories that contain a variety of sentence
types, will be included.
Entry Skills: Because there are several entry skills noted
in the instructional analysis, a test will be developed and administered to
determine whether students have the required prerequisite skills.
It may help to use the script format used earlier to develop
your material. Simply divide a sheet of paper into three sections and label
each component and objective as you work. This format helps you keep on track.
Of course, you would not use this format when field-testing your own
instruction; the first two columns would be omitted.