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ERIC Number: ED352201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-10
Pages: 33
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Children's Conversations during Collaborative Writing: Friends Compared with Nonfriends.
Sholl, Wendy Colleen
This study investigated the effect of children's relationships on conversations that took place when children were working on a collaborative writing task, and examined the quality of the writing effort. A total of 62 fourth graders worked under three conditions: (1) individually; (2) with a best friend; and (3) with a nonfriend who was an acquaintance. The students based their stories on story prompts that covered familiar subjects. Results indicated that there were differences in the performances of friends and nonfriends on the collaborative writing task. This indicated that friends were more task-oriented and affirming than nonfriends in collaborative tasks. A sample transcript of a writing collaboration is included. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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