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Pepperell, Jennifer L.; Rubel, Deborah J. – Qualitative Report, 2009
This research explored the experiences of gifted girls transitioning from elementary school to sixth and seventh grade. The current literature indicates that gifted girls often struggle emotionally during this transition. Seven research participants were selected and interviewed over a four-month period. Grounded theory methodology was used to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Academically Gifted, Females, Grade 7
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Lassonde, Cynthia A. – Literacy Teaching and Learning, 2005
This study offers ways to understand how a fifth-grade student and her teacher co-constructed academic and social positions within classroom writing practices and how these positions constrained and enabled literacy learning. Positioning is viewed as central rather than optional to learning. Classroom writing practices enabled the case-study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Transfer Students, Classroom Environment
Dutro, Elizabeth; Kazemi, Elham; Balf, Ruth – Online Submission, 2004
This paper presents case studies of four students' experiences with writing in a fourth/fifth grade classroom. The paper focuses on the following questions: What is the relationship between children's social and intellectual identities and their successes or struggles in writing? How do writing instruction and assessments mediate that…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Student Experience, Grade 4, Grade 5