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ERIC Number: ED380803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Graphic Organizers on the Creative Writing of Third Grade Students.
Meyer, Diane Jean
A study investigated whether there would be any significant difference in test scores between students instructed in the use of graphic organizers during their creative writings and those students not instructed in their use. Graphic organizers can help writers keep to the topic by having their ideas in front of them as they are writing. They also help the writer to keep things in the correct sequential order. Graphic organizers are credited to be tools that can guide students through the four stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing and sharing. Two third-grade classes from different schools in the same New Jersey school district were involved in the 13-week study, and were given many creative writing assignments. The pretest and the posttest were each graded using both holistic scoring and the Fry Readability formula. Results indicated that the students using the graphic organizers showed an improvement in their creative writing. Contains five tables of data and 33 references. Appendixes contain test scores. (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey