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ERIC Number: EJ775798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Effects of Writing Workshop on Abilities of First Grade Students to become Confident and Independent Writers
Jasmine, Joanne; Weiner, Wendy
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n2 p131-139 Oct 2007
Writing Workshop is an interactive approach to teaching writing as students learn and practice the importance of rehearsal, drafting/revising, and editing their pieces of writing (Calkins, 1986; Graves, 1983). This study implemented a mixed methodology design incorporating qualitative and quantitative analysis (Mills, 2007) by administering a pre survey to each child before he/she began the Writing Workshop and a post survey after the intervention; systematic observational research as a checklist (Glanz, 2003) to record observed practices of students during peer revising conferences; portfolios to assess student writing and graded via a rubric; and lastly interview of students regarding confidence and ability in writing. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the writing processes of drafting/revising and editing to support first grade students to become independent writers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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