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ERIC Number: EJ847248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Close Reading of Students' Writing: What Teachers Learn about Writing
Limbrick, Libby; Knight, Nicky
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v4 n2 p5-22 Sep 2005
A professional development initiative in writing provided a context in which teachers could be researchers their own knowledge about writing, writing assessment and writing instruction. Through close attention to student writing samples, and debate in ascertaining writing levels using the English Exemplars, teachers articulated growing confidence in their knowledge of language and the writing process. This was reflected in an increased confidence in, and ability to articulate beliefs about, writing instruction. The moderation process for ascribing levels to the student samples took place within professional learning communities. The paper identifies some problems in establishing these as productive and positive contexts for teachers as researchers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand