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ERIC Number: EJ977791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Writing Matters to Urban Middle Level Students
Yost, Deborah S.; Vogel, Robert
Middle School Journal (J3), v43 n3 p40-48 Jan 2012
This article provides an overview of the Writers Matter program, which allows adolescents to use their life stories as a vehicle for self-expression and writing skill development. Evaluations of the program have show increased writing skills among participating students in the areas of focus, content, organization, and grammar. Additional benefits of the program include increased motivation to write clearly and more succinctly, enhanced confidence and persistence, greater social awareness, and personal empowerment. Moreover, sharing journals with peers enables teens to see multiple perspectives on issues important to adolescents. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A