A Content Analysis of the Writing Assignments Located in the Five Basal Readers Adopted by the State of Texas

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The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the specific writing assignments provided in the five basal readers, grades one through eight, adopted by the state of Texas. These seventy-eight basal reader's guides were first analyzed for statements indicating specific writing assignments. The total number of writing assignments in each of the teacher's guides were totaled for each publisher. The location of each writing assignment which supported the TABS categories was recorded. The writing assignments which did not support the TABS categories were assigned appropriate categories and recorded on a table. Another table compared the five publishers and ... continued below

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Melton, Lynda Gayle White August 1983.

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The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the specific writing assignments provided in the five basal readers, grades one through eight, adopted by the state of Texas. These seventy-eight basal reader's guides were first analyzed for statements indicating specific writing assignments. The total number of writing assignments in each of the teacher's guides were totaled for each publisher. The location of each writing assignment which supported the TABS categories was recorded. The writing assignments which did not support the TABS categories were assigned appropriate categories and recorded on a table. Another table compared the five publishers and the total number of writing assignments supporting the TABS categories. A fifth table compared the five publishers and the total number of writing assignments found in other categories not supporting the TABS categories.

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Melton, Lynda Gayle White. A Content Analysis of the Writing Assignments Located in the Five Basal Readers Adopted by the State of Texas, dissertation, August 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332011/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .