The writing lab approach to language instruction and intervention
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
This guidebook gives educators an exciting new approach to improving language and writing skills for all students. Developed through a decade of work with elementary and middle school children, the Writing Lab Approach uses computer-supported activities to encourage student progress in each stage of the writing process, from organizing to editing. The book focuses on three key components -- writing process instruction, computer supports, and inclusive practices -- and gives readers a primer on how children develop proficiency with language, a complete guide to setting up a writing lab, a discussion of software features and programs, instructions on using scaffolding to respond to individual needs, and an assessment tool the authors developed to analyze student writing samples. This book is an essential tool for helping all children, including English language learners and students with learning disabilities, become skillful writers and communicators.
Paul H. Brookes
Curriculum and Instruction
Citation for published book
Nelson, Nickola, Christine M. Bahr, and Meter A. M. Van. The Writing Lab Approach to Language Instruction and Intervention. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub, 2004. Print.
Nelson, Nickola Wolf; Bahr, Christine M.; and Van Meter, Adelia M., "The writing lab approach to language instruction and intervention" (2004). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 350.