ERIC Number: ED214197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Dialogue Journal Writing as a Communicative Event. Final Report. Volume II.
Staton, Jana; And Others
This is the second of two related documents that make up the final report of a study that analyzed the text of 26 student-teacher dialogue journals from a sixth grade classroom. The report defines "dialogue journal writing" as interactive, functional writing that occurs between students and teacher on a daily basis about self-generated topics of interest to each writer. This volume provides 12 research papers that describe and illustrate the interactional structure of these cumulative dialogues and the strategies for jointly initiating, developing, and maintaining them. The papers deal with the following topics: (1) the oral language basis of dialogue journal writing, (2) topics, (3) language functions in dialogue journal writing, (4) the function of questions in dialogue writing, (5) the function of complaining, (6) dialogue writing as a bridge to unassisted writing, (7) written dialogue as a basis for student-teacher rapport, (8) problems in dialogue journal writing, (9) the development of understanding, (10) topic-specific elaboration in dialogue journal writing, (11) spelling in the dialogue journals, and (12) the teacher's perspective. (AEA)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Oral Language, Questioning Techniques, Spelling, Student Interests, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Writing Research, Writing Skills, Written Language
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.