ERIC Number: ED331095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Publishing with Your Students.
KaiKai, Regina E.; KaiKai, Septimus M.
A survey investigated students' attitudes towards the writing activities and experiences in a children's literature course in which students were required to develop, orally share, revise after peer collaboration, and submit for possible publication a folktale or modern fantasy story. Surveys were completed by 37 students enrolled in two classes. Results indicated that students almost unanimously "agreed" with each of the six statements about the process and activities involved in writing the folktale or modern fantasy story. About one-third of the students wrote a comment at the end of the questionnaire. These comments were very positive about the experience and many offered suggestions for improvement. The few negative comments expressed either the wish that the writing process had started earlier in the semester or noted that involvement in the publishing process was less than complete. Results of the survey indicated that students believed the activities of developing and sharing their writings cooperatively were valuable and positive experiences. (Thirty-two references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys; Writing Development; Writing for Children
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (34th, Nashville, TN, November 2-4, 1990).