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ERIC Number: EJ788301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Partnering Peanuts and Word Processors for Research Writing in the Middle Grades
LaBonty, Jan; Williams, Sandra
Middle School Journal (J3), v39 n4 p20-28 Mar 2008
For six weeks, middle school students gathered information about peanuts from a variety of text and media sources to create an original informative book, thereby combining goals in both technology and language arts. By conducting authentic research about one topic for a concentrated period of time, students were able to develop and fine tune their computer skills while honing their abilities with expository writing. When suggesting a means for improving the quantity and quality of students' writing and a method for enhancing technology skills, research in the value of writing and the values of computers as writing tools is relevant. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A