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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Fishman, Evan; Houston, Julia; Wijekumar, Kausalai; Lei, Pui-Wa; Ray, Amber B. – Elementary School Journal, 2019
This study tested whether writing skills, knowledge, motivation, and strategic behaviors (within the context of robust writing instruction) each made a statistically unique contribution to predicting fifth-grade students' (123 girls, 104 boys) composition quality and length on a persuasive writing task involving source material, after variance due…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation, Student Behavior
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Wijekumar, Kay; Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Lei, Pui-Wa; Barkel, Ashley; Aitken, Angelique; Ray, Amber; Houston, Julia – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
A core tenet of the model of domain learning is that learning is shaped by cognitive and motivational forces. In writing, these catalysts include learners' knowledge, motivation, strategic behaviors, and skills. This study tested this proposition at two time points (Fall and Spring) with 179 fifth-grade students (52% were girls), examining if…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies