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ERIC Number: ED363889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 24
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Patterns of Development in Narrative Stories of Emergent Writers.
Domico, Mary Anne
A study was designed to identify and codify behavioral trends in the composing process of early writers' narrative attempts in literate environment instructional settings. The study also examined regressive patterns within behavioral responses to determine how development in one area of the writing task influenced the development in other areas. Subjects, 18 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students from three elementary classrooms in an integrated, urban public school, were interviewed weekly using structured interview procedures similar to techniques used by the teachers in the participating classrooms being studied. Data also included the students' actual writing products, transcriptions of students' rereadings and discussion of those products, and field notes. Results indicated: (1) a relationship between self-selection of task and emergent writing development; (2) an interactive relationship between instruction and assessment; and (3) the focusing/refocusing efforts of individual subjects is critical to understanding individual progressive tracks in writing. Findings suggest that: assessment of writing should not be removed from the context in which it was developed; assessment as it pertains to emergent writing needs to be redefined; and the focusing/refocusing phenomenon needs to be explored further. (Three tables and three figures of data are included. Contains 19 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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