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Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; Graham, Steve; Hawken, Leanne S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
A random sample of language arts, social studies, and science high school teachers (N = 361; 53% women) from the United States were surveyed about what their students wrote, their use of evidence-based writing practices, the adaptations they made for weaker writers, how they assessed writing, their preparation to teach writing, beliefs about the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, High Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Language Arts
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Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
This study examined whether discourse knowledge about various forms of writing predicted young developing writers' (Grade 2 and Grade 4 students) story writing performance once 4 writing (handwriting fluency, spelling, attitude toward writing, advanced planning) and 3 nonwriting (grade, gender, basic reading skills) variables were controlled. It…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Student Motivation, Grade 4, Grade 2
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Tracy, Brenda; Reid, Robert; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Research, 2009
In the present study, participants were 127 3rd-grade students, to 64 of whom (33 boys, 31 girls) the authors taught a general strategy and a genre-specific strategy for planning and writing stories; procedures for regulating the use of these strategies, the writing process, and their writing behaviors; and knowledge about the basic purpose and…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Metacognition, Grade 3, Self Management
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Sandmel, Karin N.; Brindle, Mary; Harris, Karen R.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Graham, Steve; Nackel, Jessica; Mathias, Rachel; Little, Annette – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
The authors conducted two studies as part of a federally funded project to improve the writing performance of students identified as at risk for behavioral difficulties and struggling with writing. One study focused on improving persuasive writing abilities, whereas the second study focused on improving story writing abilities. Many of the…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Writing Ability, Writing Instruction, Behavior Problems
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Harris, Karen R.; Santangelo, Tanya; Graham, Steve – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2008
In this article, we present an argument for consideration by those researching and promoting new learning environments (NLEs). We believe advocates of NLEs should consider the literature and research base indicating effective instruction is not based on a forced dichotomy between theoretical perspectives, but rather a thoughtful, pragmatic…
Descriptors: Guidance, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
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Graham, Steve; Morphy, Paul; Harris, Karen R.; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara; Saddler, Bruce; Moran, Susan; Mason, Linda – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
Primary grade teachers randomly selected from across the United States completed a survey (N = 168) that examined their instructional practices in spelling and the types of adaptations they made for struggling spellers. Almost every single teacher surveyed reported teaching spelling, and the vast majority of respondents implemented a complex and…
Descriptors: Spelling, Primary Education, Teaching Methods, Spelling Instruction
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Harris, Karen R.; Alexander, Patricia; Graham, Steve – Educational Psychologist, 2008
The history of strategies research during the past quarter century has been a story of significant conceptualizations and reconceptualizations regarding the nature, development, and teaching of cognitive and metacognitive strategies. Theoretical models, empirical research, and discussions contributed by Michael Pressley have been central to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Models, Metacognition, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cutler, Laura; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
A random sample of primary grade teachers (N = 178; 97% female) from across the United States was surveyed about their classroom instructional practices in writing. Most of the participating teachers (72%) took an eclectic approach to writing instruction, combining elements from the 2 most common methods for teaching writing: process writing and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Santangelo, Tanya; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is a well-established, thoroughly validated instructional model used to teach a variety of writing strategies to elementary, middle, and high school aged students. In this article, an overview of SRSD is presented. Specifically, this includes a discussion about why students struggle with various aspects…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Writing Strategies, Writing Processes, Grade 5
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Rogers, Leslie Ann; Graham, Steve – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2008
There is considerable concern that students do not develop the writing skills needed for school, occupational, or personal success. A frequent explanation for this is that schools do not do a good job of teaching this complex skill. A recent meta-analysis of true- and quasi-experimental writing intervention research (S. Graham & D. Perin,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Effect Size, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Phairee, Chatpong; Sanitchon, Nalinee; Suphanangthong, Irada; Graham, Steve; Prompruang, Jidapa; de Groot, Freek Olaf; Hopkins, Dave – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2008
This article examines the teaching practicum in Thailand as it occurs in three settings: "Rajabhats"--four-year universities which offer an additional period of teaching practice, and where the vast majority of EFL teachers are educated; regular universities; and a TESOL short course certificate program for non-Thais preparing to teach…
Descriptors: Practicums, Minicourses, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Mason, Linda H.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2008
Writing performance for a large number of adolescents, with and without learning disabilities (LD), in the United States is below the level required for success in college and in the world of work. Despite the importance of writing and students' with LD documented difficulties in this academic domain, writing intervention research for adolescents…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Writing Skills
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Mason, Linda; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara; Moran, Susan; Saddler, Bruce – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008
A random sample of primary grade teachers from across the United States was surveyed about their instructional practices in handwriting. Nine out of every ten teachers indicated that they taught handwriting, averaging 70 minutes of instruction per week. Only 12% of teachers, however, indicated that the education courses taken in college adequately…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Primary Education, Handwriting, Teacher Attitudes
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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Weisenbach, Jessica L.; Brindle, Mary; Morphy, Paul – Journal of Special Education, 2008
The effects of a secondary academic intervention, embedded in the context of a positive behavior support model, on the writing of second-grade students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorder and writing problems were examined in this study. Students were taught how to plan and draft a story using the self-regulated strategy development…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Writing Improvement, Special Education, Behavior Problems
Graham, Steve; Perin, Dolores – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
This report offers a number of specific teaching techniques that research suggests will help 4th- to 12th-grade students in this nation's schools. The report focuses on all students, not just those who display writing difficulties, although this latter group is deservedly the focus of much attention. The premise of this report is that all students…
Descriptors: Transformational Generative Grammar, Writing Assignments, Writing Difficulties, Sentences
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