ERIC Number: ED554553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Internalizing Narrative Text Structure Impacts Student Writing
Weih, Timothy G.
Online Submission, Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal v45 n3 p66-74 2005
This article describes an investigation with a class of seventh graders to determine what impact the study of traditional literature would have on their narrative writing. The classroom teacher emphasized the narrative structure of the traditional literature genre by prompting his students to respond both orally and in writing with their thoughts about the settings, characters, plot development, and themes inherent in Native American Folktales. Following literature discussions, the seventh graders developed outlines for their individualized narrative stories representing Native American folklore using story maps. After the students developed four story maps each, they selected the one they liked the best and developed it into a complete narrative story. Qualitative data analysis employing the constant comparative method was employed to determine the study outcomes. The study findings and implications for literacy instruction are discussed.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Writing (Composition), Grade 7, American Indian Literature, Folk Culture, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Text Structure, Reader Response, Student Reaction, Writing Processes, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Activities, Middle School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A