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Gillespie, Amy; Olinghouse, Natalie G.; Graham, Steve – Elementary School Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine what students know about the process of writing and the characteristics of stories, persuasive arguments, and informational reports. Participants were 50 grade 5 students. Students responded to questions about writing process and the three different types of writing, and showed a nuanced but relatively…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Story Grammar, Persuasive Discourse
Cunningham, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the combination of word prediction and text-to-speech software on the writing process of translating. Participants for this study included 10 elementary and middle school students who had a diagnosis of disorder of written expression. A modified multiple case series was used to collect data…
Descriptors: Writing Difficulties, Writing (Composition), Visual Aids, Prompting
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Ramirez, Helen; Jones, Don – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2013
This study examined the effectiveness of teaching methods used with a second language reading and writing unit. This investigation addressed discrepancies between assessment scores in the four communicative language skill areas of students in beginning-level Spanish classes at a suburban middle school. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Writing Processes, Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement
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Arslan, Recep Sahin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of blogging and portfolio keeping on a group of pre-service teachers' writing skill in a compulsory writing course at a tertiary level English language teaching (ELT) programme in Turkey. The study specifically looked into to what extent receiving feedback from course instructor and peers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Saygili, Gizem – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013
Problem Statement: Moving schooling age to an earlier time as a result of the transition to the practice of 12-year non-continuous compulsory education in 2012-2013 academic year has brought the discussions on whether students' readiness is sufficient or not. However, the teachers' readiness is also an issue as important as a student's readiness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Games
Levandowski, Douglas Oliver – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative case study examined participants' perceptions of research-based goal setting in the writing process. Specifically, the five participants learned how to generate and then used implementation intentions to set goals and state how they would reach those goals in a simulated classroom setting. In addition, this study examined how…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Writing Processes
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Beauvais, Lucie; Favart, Monik; Passerault, Jean-Michel; Beauvais, Caroline – Written Communication, 2014
We investigated changes across grades in the cognitive demands associated with the organizing subprocess of writing. A total of 85 fifth (age M = 10.8), 88 seventh (age M = 12.9), and 79 ninth (age M = 14.6) graders composed either a procedural text or an expository description on a digital tablet, on the basis of a "scrambled ideas"…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, Writing Processes
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Pascual, Daniel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Current communication is increasingly computer-mediated, dynamic, dialogic, and global, so students should master new information, communication technologies, and digital genres, as well as acknowledge the global role of the English language. Thus, this paper aims to offer a teaching proposal, to be ideally implemented in the secondary education…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Electronic Publishing, Travel
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bin Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Noor; Yusoff, Nurahimah Mohd – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2016
The paper discusses on how process writing is improved with the use of authentic assessment in an English Language classroom. Eleven primary school children from Year 4 in a rural school in Sabah are the participants of the study. Data were collected by observing them during the English Language lessons and at the end of the series of…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Writing Improvement, Performance Based Assessment, Elementary School Students
Morris, Lisa – Eye on Education, 2012
Master teacher Lisa Morris invites you to share her secrets of success with writer's workshops. After years of experimenting with the workshop model, she has developed the most effective ways to apply it in the classroom, yielding higher test scores and increased student engagement. Through practical, step-by-step instruction, Morris demonstrates…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mentors, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
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Listyani – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Writing in a second language is complex, and complicated, mainly because of by the addition of new resources and norms (new structural elements of the new language, new rhetorical conventions, and some other things). Teachers therefore, whether they like it or not, have to select the most appropriate teaching methods and strategies in their…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies
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Smith, Diane K.; Martinez, AnaMaria Diaz; Lanigan, Jane; Wells-Moses, Kayla; Koehler, Christian – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The WSU Extension Scholarly Writing Group (ESWG) is a one-year faculty development mentoring program designed to support faculty on tenure or promotion track. The ESWG was created in response to increased expectations for Extension county-based faculty to contribute to the scientific literature within their fields through peer-reviewed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Faculty Development
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Odena, Oscar; Burgess, Hilary – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study considered the sources of facilitating experiences and strategies for thesis writing from doctoral students and graduates (N = 30). The sample was balanced between science and social science knowledge areas, with equal numbers of English as Second Language (ESL) participants in both groups. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were used…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations
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Martin, Linda E.; Thacker, Shirley – Young Children, 2009
This article describes how one such teacher, Shirley Thacker, developed and implemented a successful writing program in her first grade classroom, which is known as Thackerville. Shirley describes how she motivated a classroom of first-graders to use the writing process in a workshop format and how this approach affected the children's perceptions…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Grade 1, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
Kuo, Ya-Hui – Online Submission, 2009
Many college and university students in Taiwan are required to take a research writing class prior to graduation. A majority of the undergraduate students generally work closely with their research writing instructors who know their research topics fairly well and can guide them on how to complete the research from start to finish. However, no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Papers (Students)
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