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ERIC Number: ED319069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 16
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Collaborative Writing in a Second Grade Classroom.
Angeletti, Sara R.
A collaborative writing process was found to be helpful in the development of literacy learning in a second-grade classroom. Steps of the collaborative writing process evolved through class discussions and included: (1) brainstorming for topics; (2) setting up a folder to collect writing; (3) prewriting; (4) writing; (5) sharing and revising; (6) editing; (7) decision-making; (8) writing the final draft; (9) publishing the book; and (10) celebrating. The students' choice of writing topics made use of their own backgrounds. In collaborative writing, the audience is established from the first thought until the final draft. Students share before they begin to write and throughout the writing process. Children value each person's contribution to the group effort, finding each other's strengths and encouraging one another's attempts at improving their writing. The result is a community of writers who work confidently, finding needed help from 25 writers, not just one teacher. (Author/MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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