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Connolly, Steve; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2019
This article describes the outcomes of a research project conducted at the Ministry of Stories (a London-based writing centre) which sought to develop an online, mentor-assisted, writing platform. Across a 3-month period, at four different sites across the UK, more than a hundred Year 7 pupils took part in the project, using the platform to write…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Program Descriptions, Writing (Composition), Laboratories
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Gardner, Paul – Literacy, 2018
The teaching of writing has been a relatively neglected aspect of research in literacy. Cultural and socio-economic reasons for this are suggested. In addition, teachers often readily acknowledge themselves as readers, but rarely as writers. Without a solid grasp of compositional processes, teachers are perhaps prone to adopt schemes that promote…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Skills
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Kuby, Candace R.; Crawford, Shonna – Literacy, 2018
Posthumanism, or the material turn, refuses to take the distinction between human and nonhuman for granted. Currently discourses in literacy education focus on the ways of incorporating new tools and technologies (products) but within a design perspective, which does not get at the social and participatory ways (processes) of students creating new…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Theories, Literacy, Elementary Education
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Edwards, Gillian; Jones, Jane – Literacy, 2018
Boys' attitude to writing is widely perceived as an issue in English primary and secondary schools. Prior research has identified a link between negative attitudes to writing and lower achievement and raised the issue of the stereotyping of boys as underachievers in literacy. The study reported here suggests that if we are to understand the…
Descriptors: Males, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement, Interviews
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Bearne, Eve – Literacy, 2017
In this article, I confine myself to the situation in England that offers a paradigm example of one of the fundamental tensions besetting teaching and assessing writing: the stranglehold of an individualistic view of writing development as opposed to a more socio-cultural perspective. Examining the uses of summative assessment for accountability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Teaching Methods, Summative Evaluation
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Dix, Stephanie – Literacy, 2016
This article adds to the research on teachers' writing pedagogy. It reviews and challenges the research literature on scaffolding as an instructional practice and presents a more inclusive framework for analysis. As student participation and voice were absent from much of the literature, a participatory scaffolding framework was developed to…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Primary Education, Case Studies
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Gadd, Murray; Parr, Judy M. – Literacy, 2016
This New Zealand-based study of the classroom practice of nine exemplary teachers of writing to upper primary-age students explored the significance of task orientation as a component of effective teacher instruction and the instructional strategies or actions that effective teachers utilise to promote such. Effectiveness pertains to teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Teachers
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Schwartz, Lisa H. – Literacy, 2014
This article addresses several challenges faced by educators and students in English classrooms in the US-Mexico borderlands region that will resonate with educators more broadly. I present how Ms Smith, the predominately Latino students in her high school writing class and I moved beyond what Ms Smith called the "tyranny of the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Writing Instruction, Standardized Tests
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Honeyford, Michelle A. – Literacy, 2013
This paper explores how students, as multimodal storytellers, can weave powerful narratives blending modes, genres, artefacts and literary conventions to represent the real and imagined in their lives. Part of a larger ethnographic case study of student writing in a middle years class for immigrant students learning English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literary Criticism, Realism, Discourse Analysis
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Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Watson, Annabel; Lines, Helen – Literacy, 2013
The place of grammar within the teaching of writing has long been contested and successive research studies have indicated no correlation between grammar teaching and writing attainment. However, a recent study has shown a significant positive impact on writing outcomes when the grammar input is intrinsically linked to the demands of the writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Grammar, Literacy Education, English Instruction
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Brady, Josephine; Millard, Elaine – Literacy, 2012
This paper documents an evaluation of children's written responses to a story telling package used in an intervention project set up by the National Association for the Teaching of English as part of the larger "Inspire Rotherham" literacy campaign. The brief was to provide a group of primary teachers with innovative and inspirational approaches…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Play, English Instruction, Story Telling
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha – Literacy, 2012
Interviews with 216 Grades 4-8 teachers and observations in 21 classrooms show that computers are widely used to teach writing across Canada. Restricted access to computers plays a role in the frequency and types of interactions that students and teachers have with computers in writing classes. Equally influential are assumptions about writing…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Spelling
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Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie – Literacy, 2011
This article relates a child's development in story writing and the progress that she made in achieving text cohesion, spelling development and ideation through the collaborative process. The case study investigates the integration of major aspects of writing development such as collaboration, the importance of peer interactions through social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Spelling, Cooperation, Writing Processes
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Burke, Winifred – Literacy, 2011
Standard assessment tests have been part of the literacy practice in English primary schools for many years. While educators point to the dangers of "teaching to the test," politicians continue to believe that the best way of achieving accountability is by retaining league tables of these test results. Currently the curriculum is too…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Test Results, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 2009
This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. We explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic…
Descriptors: Sentences, Writing Instruction, Sentence Structure, Grade 6
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