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MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi A.; Graham, Steve – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of the current study was to develop and validate a measure of motivation for use with basic college writers that would measure self-efficacy, achievement goals, beliefs, and affect. As part of a design research project on curriculum for community college developmental writing classes, 133 students in 11 classes completed the motivation…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation, Evaluation Methods
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Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; Fishman, Evan J. – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Our study tested whether learning is shaped by fundamental cognitive and motivational forces in the academic domain of writing. We examined whether strategic writing behavior and motivation (attitudes toward writing and self-efficacy) made a statistically significant and unique contribution to the prediction of writing quality and number of words…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Student Motivation, Writing Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Troia, Gary A.; Graham, Steve – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016
A random sample of 482 teachers in grades 3 through 8 from across the United States were surveyed about (a) their perceptions of the version of the Common Core writing and language standards adopted by their state and their state's writing assessment, (b) their preparation to teach writing, and (c) their self-efficacy beliefs for teaching writing.…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Harris, Karen R.; Graham, Steve; Aitken, A. Angelique; Barkel, Ashley; Houston, Julia; Ray, Amber – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with disabilities often find writing extremely challenging (Harris & Graham, 2016). Special educators can, however, promote tremendous gains in students' ability to write by understanding common challenges students face and mastering specific teaching techniques. Students' writing success depends on reducing how much attention and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling