NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ776509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Interest for Writing: How Teachers Can Make a Difference
Lipstein, Rebecca L.; Renninger, K. Ann
English Journal, v96 n4 p79-85 Mar 2007
Although interest plays a large role in motivation and confidence, we need a clearer understanding of how teachers and classroom practices can influence students' interest for the act of writing. Rebecca L. Lipstein and K. Ann Renninger studied the perceptions of 178 students in grades 7, 8, and 9 to develop this understanding. They offer characteristics of students in four phases of interest and describe instructional approaches to meet students' wants and needs. (Contains 3 figures and 5 notes.)
National Council of Teachers of English. 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A