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ERIC Number: ED119224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 127
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An Investigation of What Intermediate-Grade Children Say about the Writing of Stories.
Keeney, Mary Louise
The primary purpose of this study was to discover what intermediate-grade children say about choice of topic, time for writing, the act of writing, and difficulties encountered in writing. A second purpose was to obtain data on four questions: is there is a relationship between the intelligence of these children and teacher appraisal of pupils' attitude toward writing? Is there a relationship between the reading ability of these children and teacher appraisal of pupils' attitude toward writing? Is there a relationship between children's performance in writing and teacher appraisal of their attitude toward writing? and Are children's self-estimates related to their teachers' ratings of children's writing performance? The sample consisted of 276 fourth- and sixth-grade pupils. Questionnaires as well as information from school records were used to collect the data. Some of the conclusions were that a large majority of pupils in both grades elected to choose their own topics rather than their teachers' topics; a total of 109 fourth-graders and 93 sixth graders said that they like to write stories in school; and there was a significant relationship between intelligence and teacher appraisal of pupils' attitudes toward writing. (Author/TS)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Lehigh University