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Harris, Karen R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Driscoll, Steven A.; Sandmel, Karin; Brindle, Mary; Schatschneider, Christopher – Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
In this randomized controlled study, 20 second- and third-grade teachers participated in practice-based professional development in strategies instruction in either story or opinion essay writing, using the Self-Regulated Strategies Development (SRSD) instructional model. These teachers worked in schools collaborating with a local university to…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Professional Development, Validity, Grade 3
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Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; O'Neill, Robert E.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Graham, Steve – Exceptional Children, 2012
Explicitly and systematically teaching strategies for planning and drafting specific types of text has improved the writing of elementary and middle school students with disabilities in previous studies. In this investigation, we examined the effect of teaching a planning and drafting strategy for persuasive writing to high school students with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Grade 10, Persuasive Discourse
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Harris, Karen R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Driscoll, Steven A.; Graham, Steve; Wilson, Kristen; Sandmel, Karin; Brindle, Mary; Schatschneider, Chris – Elementary School Journal, 2012
This study took place in the context of schools collaborating with a local university to implement an evidence-based, 3-tiered model of prevention and supports targeting academic, behavioral, and social goals. We examined whether Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction, delivered by grade 2 and 3 general education teachers to all…
Descriptors: Evidence, Outcome Measures, Behavior Disorders, Grade 2
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Graham, Steve; McKeown, Debra; Kiuhara, Sharlene; Harris, Karen R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
In an effort to identify effective instructional practices for teaching writing to elementary grade students, we conducted a meta-analysis of the writing intervention literature, focusing our efforts on true and quasi-experiments. We located 115 documents that included the statistics for computing an effect size (ES). We calculated an average…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Grammar, Meta Analysis
Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen; Hebert, Michael – Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011
During this decade there have been numerous efforts to identify instructional practices that improve students' writing. These include "Reading Next" (Biancarosa and Snow, 2004), which provided a set of instructional recommendations for improving writing, and "Writing Next" (Graham and Perin, 2007) and "Writing to Read" (Graham and Hebert, 2010),…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction
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Graham, Steve; Hebert, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
Reading is critical to students' success in and out of school. One potential means for improving students' reading is writing. In this meta-analysis of true and quasi-experiments, Graham and Herbert present evidence that writing about material read improves students' comprehension of it; that teaching students how to write improves their reading…
Descriptors: Evidence, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
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Graham, Steve; Sandmel, Karin – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The process approach to writing instruction is one of the most popular methods for teaching writing. The authors conducted meta-analysis of 29 experimental and quasi-experimental studies conducted with students in Grades 1-12 to examine if process writing instruction improves the quality of students' writing and motivation to write. For students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Process Approach (Writing), Teaching Methods, Meta Analysis
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Mason, Linda H.; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Students with writing difficulties often struggle with the planning, composing, and revising skills required for effective writing. Fortunately, researchers have documented that explicit, interactive, scaffolded development of powerful composing strategies and strategies for self-regulating the writing process, as in Self-Regulated Strategy…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Writing Difficulties, Learning Disabilities, Writing Processes
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Harris, Karen; Graham, Steve; Driscoll, Steven; Sandmel, Karin; Morphy, Paul; Hebert, Michael; House, Emily; Schatschneider, Christopher – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
We examined the extent to which strategies instruction, using the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model, would enhance the writing, engagement during writing, and behavior of 44 second-grade students identified as having behavioral and writing difficulties. This study occurred within a comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered model of…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Writing Difficulties, Writing (Composition), Intervention
Graham, Steve – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
The famed playwright Harold Pinter, having just been introduced as a very good writer, was once asked by a six-year-old boy if he could do a "w." The author suspects that "w" was a difficult letter for this young man, and he judged the writing capability of others accordingly. This student's assumption--that being a "good writer" means having good…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Creative Writing, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Graham, Steve – Exceptional Children, 2010
Over the years, the author has drawn on a variety of friends, both fictional and real, to help him make specific points when writing professional papers and books for teachers, administrators, and researchers. This included Snoopy and other Peanut characters to describe how struggling writers compose; Calvin and his imaginary tiger Hobbes to…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Special Education, Journal Articles, Authors
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Gilbert, Jennifer; Graham, Steve – Elementary School Journal, 2010
A random sample of elementary teachers in grades 4-6 from across the United States were surveyed about their writing practices. Their responses raised concerns about the quality of writing instruction in upper-elementary grades. Almost two-thirds of the teachers reported that the teacher education courses they took in college provided them with…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Little, M. Annette; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Story, Mary; Sandmel, Karin – Behavioral Disorders, 2010
The present study replicates and extends previous research regarding the effects of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) within a school wide positive behavior support model among students with writing difficulties who also had either internalizing or externalizing behavior patterns. Two multiple-probe designs, involving 13 second-grade…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Modification, Rating Scales
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Little, M. Annette; Sandmel, Karin; Brindle, Mary – Journal of Special Education, 2010
The effects of a secondary academic intervention implemented within the context of a three-tiered, positive behavior support model were examined in this study. Second-grade students with limited writing skills who also had either externalizing or internalizing behavior patterns were identified for participation using schoolwide data. Students…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Behavior Patterns, Intervention, Females
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2009
In this invited article, we present an ongoing research program in the area of writing. Although this program has focused on students with learning disabilities (LD) and other struggling writers, it has also concentrated more broadly on issues involving writing development and general writing instruction. One purpose of this review was to share…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Research Projects, Learning Disabilities, Writing Instruction
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