Sequence subordinate skills. Examine the instructional analysis
in Appendix C for the writing composition goal. Notice that the subordinate
skills for each main step have a code that begins with the number of the main
step (e.g., the code 5.4 reflects a subordinate skill for skill 5.5, and 5.32
reflects a subordinate skill for main step 5). Assume these skill codes signal
the order each of the subordinate skills are presented to the learner. Given
this information, evaluate the sequence of instruction implied by the skill
codes. Is this order correct, or should the skill codes be reordered to reflect
a better sequence for learning the skills?
a. The order of the subordinate skills for instruction is
b. All the verbal information skills should be presented
first (e.g., 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6).
c. Instruction should begin with the discrimination skills
(e.g., 5.3, 5.5, 5.7).
d. The order actually does not matter, because these skills
can be sequenced in any order as long as they are taught before main step 5.