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2014

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Integrating technology into the writer's workshop

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Writer’S Workshop And Technology, Stephanie Pullman Nov 2014

Writer’S Workshop And Technology, Stephanie Pullman

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

Abstract The intent of this research was to determine what effect an increased use of technology, (meaning word processing, digital tools and use of websites) in Writer’s Workshop assignments would have on the quality of writing, engagement and enthusiasm for writing. A writer’s workshop is meant to expose students to the different genres and styles of writing. It is taught in a workshop format where there is a mini-lesson about a particular topic, time for the students to write independently and to receive feedback from both the teacher and peers. The research study took place at a private ...