Word Count Data Analysis

Good Essays
Word count data was collected from home journals. The students counted all words written on one page in home journals once a month. I collected the numbers from journals after adults had responded to the entry. The data measured student fluency.
Home journal entries were used as data. There were eighteen journal entries in all. I measured how student writing had changed over the course of the study. I used the same rubric that the countywide benchmarks were assessed with. I used the rubric to collect data on students’ mechanics, voice, and creativity.
Data Analysis
Student surveys were given twice, once before writing in home journals began and once when the study ended. The data gathered from the survey were entered into a table. The table
…show more content…
I completed a lesson modeling writing a letter with students, along with reviewing what was being taught that week, after which, students completed the first home journal entry. Before sending the first journal entry home, a word count was taken on each student’s first entry. Students counted up the words that were written and wrote the number at the bottom of the page. I recorded the individual word count amount for each student and the mean score for the class when home journals were returned. While students completed their first entry, I tallied observations and recorded data on the chart. In January students wrote in their journals four times, at the beginning and end of each week. Before students made an entry, I conducted a mini-lesson on how to write a letter and reviewed material that could be included in student’s letters. I also observed and record important observations on the chart. I coded the observation data once in January. I also completed a rubric on each student’s last entry in his or her home journal in January. The data was recorded in the form of a mean score for the whole class for each section of the rubric and individual student scores were recorded for each …show more content…
Student completed eight entries in February. Each time students made an entry; we discussed what we had learned the previous week and topics that we were going to be learning about throughout the next week. I also conducted a mini lesson on how to write a letter. Mini lesson were conducted because observations demonstrated that students were confused about how to format a letter and what to include in a letter. I also collected observation data on a chart each time students wrote and coded the data twice this month. Students helped collect word count data on their first writing in February. Student’s individual word count amounts were recorded and the class’s mean score word count was reflected. I completed a rubric on each student’s last entry in his or her home journal in February. The data was recorded in the form of a mean score for the whole class for each section of the rubric and individual student scores were recorded for each

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    The teacher gave each student checkbook registers and miscellaneous expenses to write checks out to. The last day of the project each student received either an expense or a saving to apply to their checkbooks. The students were told to read what they received out loud. The students made up silly scenarios to go with the ones they acquired, such as the hallway lamp being broken and they must purchase a new one at 25 dollars. The students will come up how the lamp was…

    • 1152 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Then the student and I would shake hands and say “Good morning!”. This would continue on until the last student said her greeting to me. Next, I had them sit in their assigned spots on the carpet so that we could go over the calendar. We went over the calendar, day of the week, how many days we have been in school, daily boy and girl helper, lunch count, and as a class we said the alphabet linking chart together out loud. Next I selected 5 friends to share their “All About Me” bags that they were assigned as homework the first week.…

    • 726 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The researchers used 148 college students. In October students completed the measures of fantasies and depression. Two months later (December) they completed another one. These measures were done in class this time, since the researchers were measuring academic success. The recorded their grades from their midterms and final exams to determine the change in academic success.…

    • 896 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Once participants fill in their information they will respond to a closed-ended Facebook use questionnaire, anxiety scale, and social phobia scale. After answering the questionnaires and scales, participants will lastly be asked to provide an estimated monthly Facebook and social media use in an open-ended question at the end of the paper questionnaire, first provided at the beginning of the study. They will then be told to keep a log of their estimated weekly Facebook and social media use in hours. Participants will come in every end of the month at an appointed time to take the same questionnaires and scales, along with the collection of participant’s monthly Facebook and social media use. Participants will be provided with the researchers contact information to set up an appointment for the monthly data collection.…

    • 805 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The teachers I observed at the lower grade levels of first and second grade used Core Curriculum. These teachers followed specific guidelines in their teacher’s guide books to help them schedule activities and lessons for the week. They are provided with work books and materials but get to decide on how to execute those plans. The teacher who taught the upper grade levels of high school had their whole year planned out. I observed Math and Social Science.…

    • 499 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Developmental Analysis

    • 1773 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Also, working in a first-grade classroom, and helping with testing in the classroom they are learning how to count to a hundred. During this time, they had to fill out the chart with number in order from one to a hundred, and had to do this from their memory. They prepared for this test by playing counting games, and instruction time. Group time was used in this school to help with their reading. During group reading time I or one of the other teachers or helpers in the classroom would pull a group of four or five kids to the group table to read a book related to what their teacher was teaching that week.…

    • 1773 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    They learned strategies on how to integrate reading and writing instruction with strategic assessments as well as teaching the essential skills to students on an as needed basis. In collaboration with 2 district wide instructional coach, they designed professional development for the rest of the staff. They introduced the curriculum, teaching strategies, and data analysis techniques during the professional development meetings that were held monthly throughout the school year. It was through the diligent and team effort apply throughout the school by the teachers that the teachers were able to manipulate and influence the outcome of student achievement, thus relating to a casual experimental research plan Lauer, 2006. p.43). Additional, the instructional coaches were available throughout the year to model and assist teachers as needed.…

    • 1094 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    EDST Professional Engagement Fieldwork Observations and Reflections. This paper will analyse and reflect the field observation in two sections, which the first section will focus on the learner and the second part will concentrate on the lesson. Attending to the learner This observation was conducted in a year 5 mathematics class on the 30th August. The aim is to observe how teacher attends to the learners in order to cater for the learning needs of various diverse students. The observation period is approximately forty minutes.…

    • 1487 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    In the research done by (Goffreda & Diperna, 2009) teachers and staffs collected DIBELS data from students in first grade as part of the regular education curriculum. Students were administered DIBELS benchmark assessment three times for the year. As one can note, whereas RR was used as a supportive system to help students progress in their reading, DIBLES, on the other hand, provided information that educators need to help provide the type of instructional support that meet the need the of individual…

    • 864 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Since the assignment was to interview a special education teacher I emailed the teacher I cadet taught for and asked if she knew any special education teacher that would want to be interviewed. After several emails were exchanged, I had an interview set up. I chose to set up the interview on the Friday of fall break because it was one of…

    • 1458 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics