A plan to span the learning gap a Freshman Seminar class representing a holistic approach to education that seeks to enhance students' mental, emotional, and physical well-being and to promote student retention

Robin M Sledge, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

"A Plan to Span the Learning Gap" is a creative pedagogical exercise presented in a format designed to illustrate a lesson plan that covers two freshman college semesters. The plan is a holistic approach to spanning the gap that exists between the competencies outlined by the state and the deficiencies of students entering Freshman Composition classes. The plan emphasizes character building, physical fitness, expression of ideas through various media, and ultimately, competency in composition and reading comprehension through the careful selection and sequencing of assignment prompts. The plan takes a scaffold approach to the examination of a variety of texts including the student's own writing which can be enhanced through positive feedback and formative evaluation techniques that stress self-evaluation. ^

Subject Area

Education, Language and Literature|Language, Rhetoric and Composition|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Robin M Sledge, "A plan to span the learning gap a Freshman Seminar class representing a holistic approach to education that seeks to enhance students' mental, emotional, and physical well-being and to promote student retention" (January 1, 2009). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. Paper AAI1484516.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1484516

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