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ERIC Number: EJ872674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
The Story of the Story: Research Support for the School Librarian's Role in Teaching Writing
Haven, Kendall
School Library Monthly, v26 n6 p39-41 Feb 2010
Story structure is how humans think. If school librarians help students master the elements that define this story structure, then students can be assisted in efficiently and effectively mastering both reading comprehension and all forms of writing. Without exception and without equivocation, research studies conducted over the past quarter century praise the ability of story structure instruction to improve comprehension. Literally hundreds of studies have substantiated that conclusion. This article presents highlights from but a few. A personal example of how story structure improves writing success is also presented. The author describes the role of school librarians in teaching writing by presenting and reviewing the essential elements of effective story structure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A