ERIC Number: ED444166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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"I'm Bored, I Don't Have Anything To Write About!" A Study of the Writing Process in One Sixth Grade Classroom.
Biffignani, Susan Marie
A study examined the effect of a structured writing process on student comprehension during a year-long classroom writing workshop. Subjects included 10 sixth-grade students of average reading and writing comprehension who completed an initial writing survey as well as quarterly writing behavior self assessments and writing evaluation conference sheets. Results indicated that students: (1) showed growth in writing during the year; (2) learned many resources available to them as writers and learners; (3) learned a variety of writing genres; (4) showed better quality writing across the curriculum; and (5) learned how to use resources to find necessary information. Findings suggest that the use of daily repetition is effective in helping students distinguish common writing errors and that students are capable of taking responsibility for their learning. Appendixes contain the writing survey, the writing behavior self assessment, and writing evaluation conference forms. (EF)
Descriptors: Action Research, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Process Approach (Writing), Student Responsibility, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research, Writing Skills, Writing Workshops
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