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ERIC Number: EJ807291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Effects of Self-Monitoring on the Narrative and Expository Writing of Four Fourth-Grade Students with Learning Disabilities
Goddard, Yvonne L.; Sendi, Carole
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v24 n4 p408-433 Oct 2008
This study assessed the effects of self-monitoring on the quantity and quality of creative writing of fourth-grade students with learning disabilities. The participants, four fourth-grade students with identified learning disabilities, self-monitored both the quantity and quality of their writing. Results show a statistically significant increase in writing quantity for all four students, as well as an increase in writing quality for three of the students. Further, qualitative evidence indicates that students' interest in writing improved as a result of the self-monitoring intervention. The students and the teacher also reported that they liked the intervention. A discussion of implications for practitioners is included. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery