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ERIC Number: EJ904702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Writing Feature Articles with Intermediate Students
Morgan, Denise N.
Reading Teacher, v64 n3 p181-189 Nov 2010
Students need regular opportunities to write expository text. However, focusing on report writing often leaves students without strong examples to study or analyze to guide and grow their own writing. Writing and studying feature articles, meant to inform and explain, can become an alternative to report writing, as they can easily be located in magazines and other print materials for students to study and examine. This article describes a research project on implementing a feature article unit of study with a fourth-grade class. Upon completion of the unit, the students identified, in an open-ended response, minilessons they felt made a difference in their learning and in their knowledge as writers. Four minilessons emerged as helpful to the students, each of which is described, and students' comments and stories about their experiences are intertwined within each lesson. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A