ERIC Number: EJ1044703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
From Pop-Up Books to Shakespeare: Writing as Problem Solving across the Grade Levels
Smith, Kenneth J.
Gifted Child Today, v37 n4 p222-234 Oct 2014
Research suggests that experts and beginners use qualitatively different writing processes when given the same text to write. Throughout their writing, experts tend to create a network of executive, structural, and content problems that they continually refine and coordinate as they bring the text to fruition. Novices, in contrast, tend to focus on shallow, singular goals one at a time. This article reviews this research and then suggests instructional models to help talented writers develop this expert writing process across the elementary grade levels.
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Writing Processes, Elementary Education, Writing Skills, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies, Talent Development, Models, Language Usage, English Literature, Playwriting, Text Structure, Figurative Language, Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Grade 2, Grade 7, Expertise, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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