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ERIC Number: EJ1139257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Student Experiences with Writing: Taking the Temperature of the Classroom
Zumbrunn, Sharon; Ekholm, Eric; Stringer, J. K.; McKnight, Kimberly; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan
Reading Teacher, v70 n6 p667-677 May-Jun 2017
This article offers insights into students' perceptions of writing through the use of drawings and written responses. In a descriptive qualitative study of fifth graders across two diverse elementary schools, students were prompted to draw a picture about a recent experience with writing and how that experience made them feel. Students were then asked to write a description of their drawings. We studied features in the drawings and written responses and constructed four thematic categories. Findings highlight the range of both positive and negative experiences with writing as well as a realistic tool for literacy teachers to use to take the temperature of the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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