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Abell, Nancy – English in Texas, 2013
This article is based on an action research study, conducted in a suburban central Texas elementary school, that explored the efficacy of providing feedback to student writers through a Web 2.0 platform of Google Docs. The study involved matching 13 elementary writers with adult writing coaches in the school. The study incorporated four data…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Johnson, Jan – English in Texas, 1995
Explains how a teacher uses the acronym SOAR (Sentences Organized and Revised) as the core of a game designed to motivate a class to revise their work through the promise of popcorn, free time, or snacks for their revision work. Describes a worksheet that forces students to pay attention to various parts of their paper. (TB)
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Revision (Written Composition), Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
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Hodges, Elizabeth – English in Texas, 1994
Offers two case studies which demonstrate gaps between teacher's and students' understandings and valuing of writing and revision. Argues that the more specific teacher's comments are, the more likely that students see immediately what revisions need to be made; and the narrower the conceptual boundaries of the comments, the more likely students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Revision (Written Composition), Student Attitudes
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Stetson, Maura – English in Texas, 1994
Argues that, difficult though it is to learn, revision is one of the most important components in helping students to perceive themselves as writers. Offers several teaching strategies for fostering revision. (SR)
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Revision (Written Composition), Student Attitudes
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Jackman, Mary Kathryn – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses the dilemma of how to respond to student papers advancing morally repugnant positions. Advocates conceptualizing writing as an ethical act and connecting ethics and revision. Describes briefly how three such student papers were handled. (SR)
Descriptors: Bias, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Revision (Written Composition)
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Smith, Wanda; Cosmic, Jan – English in Texas, 1995
Describes reading aloud to students in a college remedial English class, arguing that this improves writing ability by helping students learn to "hear" the sounds of the material they are required to read in connection with their writing assignments. Discusses success getting students to revise by requiring rewriting on the computer and by…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Remedial Instruction
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Hinnefeld, Joyce – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the relationship between editors and writers. Shows how this relationship is manifested in the way writing is revised and subsequently published. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Collaborative Writing, Editors, English Curriculum