Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1997

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Jimmie Applegate


A writing program has been developed for intermediate level students to prepare them to meet the benchmarks of the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in Writing for Washington State. Students need daily, meaningful writing practice to contribute to success in their academic and work lives. The project includes daily writing practices, lesson plans for writing experiences that will meet the benchmarks established by the Commission on Student Learning, and a portfolio system for organization and assessment.