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ERIC Number: EJ1079196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Using Multimodal Writing to Motivate Struggling Students to Write
Darrington, Brett; Dousay, Tonia
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n6 p29-34 Jul 2014
One of the reasons that many secondary students fail English classes is because they are not motivated to write. This literature review was conducted to look into the use of multimodal works to increase the motivation for struggling students to write. Change theory was used to evaluate the benefits of multimodal works compared to more traditional writing projects. Overall, multimodal works were found to be motivating to students as compared to traditional, paper-based writing assignments. The review also raises concerns about accountability and feasibility for students and teachers who take on multimodal projects and concludes with recommendations for teachers who want to use multimodal works in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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