ERIC Number: EJ1103544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
A New Rendition of an Old Classic: The Young Writers Program as a Writing Workshop
Magalas, Laura; Ryan, Thomas G.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v12 n2 p7-22 Jun 2016
The Young Writers Program (YWP) is the latest writing workshop to be developed for the classroom. It challenges students to choose a topic and write a novel-length piece based on that topic, without worrying about spelling or grammar. While the foundation of this philosophy is solid, the support and structure of the Young Writers Program website does not make up for the lack of structure and routine that is instrumental to the implementation and success of other writing workshops. Until it creates a framework that teachers can implement in their classroom, the Young Writers Program has very little direction and very few benefits when compared to other, more successful, writing workshops.
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Web Sites, Novels, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops, Writing Improvement, Writing Strategies, Student Writing Models, Common Core State Standards, Writing Teachers, Writing Achievement, Childrens Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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