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First, You Write!, Susan Adams Oct 2008

First, You Write!, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, November 2008.


Presenting Results Of Esl Teachers Writing Workshop, Susan Adams, Mary Nicolini Oct 2008

Presenting Results Of Esl Teachers Writing Workshop, Susan Adams, Mary Nicolini

Susan Adams

Presentation at the National Writing Project Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2008.


Students In Transition: The Library Of Congress Classification System As Initiation, June B. Joyner Oct 2008

Students In Transition: The Library Of Congress Classification System As Initiation, June B. Joyner

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Academic Effects Of Writer's Workshop, Marla S. Smithson Sep 2008

Academic Effects Of Writer's Workshop, Marla S. Smithson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this dissertation was to study the effects of a process writing curriculum, Writer’s Workshop, on the writing achievement of fifth grade students as measured by the Georgia Fifth Grade Writing Assessment. The study used three years of data and a total of 321 subjects in determining improved writing scores. The investigation equated and compared the performance levels using a Chi-square contingency table, finding that the group prior to implementation surpassed the performance of the cohorts in the following two years. An independent samples t-test evaluated scale scores from the latter two years, resulting in no significant ...


Using A Student-Centered Approach To Feedback That Fosters Active Learning And Knowledge Construction, M. Carolina Orgnero, Sandy Bell Aug 2008

Using A Student-Centered Approach To Feedback That Fosters Active Learning And Knowledge Construction, M. Carolina Orgnero, Sandy Bell

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable is to invite participants to examine the ways and extent to which their methods of engaging students in feedback processes support a student-centered approach to feedback. The authors will introduce a research-based model of feedback that analyzes how college students apply feedback to their writing.


Writing Research Proposal: Literature Review And Database Search, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof. May 2008

Writing Research Proposal: Literature Review And Database Search, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof.

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The maiden proposed research project should demonstrate that the present study will add a significant knowledge on the subject. The main objective of the literature research is to allow that the statement of the research need will clearly establish the objective of the new study.


The Act Of Writing A Children's Book, Alexandra Mancini May 2008

The Act Of Writing A Children's Book, Alexandra Mancini

Senior Honors Projects

Literacy is one of the most important aspects of teaching and education for young children and old in the US and across the world. There have been numerous studies indicating the profound impact that reading has, not only in academia but also in the workforce later on in life. The earlier children are exposed to literacy topics, the better success they demonstrate in the future. It is for these reasons that I selected a topic concerning literacy. The purpose of my project was multifaceted. I had purposes for young children ages 3-5. The essence of my project was to write ...


Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams Apr 2008

Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the TESOL Regional Conference, May 2008.


Strategic And Interactive Writing Instruction (Siwi): Apprenticing Deaf Students In The Construction Of English Text, Kimberly Wolbers Jan 2008

Strategic And Interactive Writing Instruction (Siwi): Apprenticing Deaf Students In The Construction Of English Text, Kimberly Wolbers

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Publications and Other Works

This study investigates the effects of using Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) with deaf, middle school students who use American Sign Language as their L1 and written English as L2. Using a pretest-posttest control group design, the research explores whether students receiving SIWI made significantly greater gains compared to those not receiving SIWI on a number of variables. There are 33 total students, 16 in the treatment group and 17 in the comparison group. The intervention lasted a total of 8 weeks, during which time the treatment group collaboratively constructed two report papers using SIWI components, and the comparison ...


Using Balanced And Interactive Writing Instruction To Improve The Higher Order And Lower Order Writing Skills Of Deaf Students, Kimberly Wolbers Jan 2008

Using Balanced And Interactive Writing Instruction To Improve The Higher Order And Lower Order Writing Skills Of Deaf Students, Kimberly Wolbers

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Publications and Other Works

The current study reports the findings of balanced and interactive writing instruction used with 16 deaf and hard of hearing students. Although the instruction has been used previously, this was the first time it had been modified to suit the specific needs of deaf children and the first time it had been implemented with this subpopulation of students. The intervention took place in two elementary classrooms (N=8) and one middle school classroom (N=8) for a total of 21 days. A comparison of pre and posttest scores on both writing and reading measures evidenced that students made significant gains ...


Educ 7670 (Psy 7670) - Literature Reviews , Spring 2008, Karl White Jan 2008

Educ 7670 (Psy 7670) - Literature Reviews , Spring 2008, Karl White

Education - OCW

This course is designed to help students in doctoral programs write a literature review that is appropriate for a dissertation or thesis proposal. The course will emphasize skills for writing the Problem Statement and conducting and writing the Review of Literature. Even though the Procedures section is an important part of the dissertation proposal, it will not be dealt with extensively in this class. Other courses which deal specifically with the appropriate design, analysis, and interpretation issues which the student will use for his or her research should be taken prior to this course. Substantial time will be devoted to ...


Effects Of Discussion And Writing On Student Understanding Of Mathematics Concepts, Joseph Roicki Jan 2008

Effects Of Discussion And Writing On Student Understanding Of Mathematics Concepts, Joseph Roicki

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For this action research project, I wanted to examine my practice of teaching mathematics. Specifically, I encouraged students to improve their communication skills during my math class through daily discussion and writing tasks. After establishing a class set of sociomathematical norms, the students solved problems provided by the Every Day Counts: Calendar Math program and used verbal and written formats to describe their problem solving methods and reasons. My study showed the effects of using discussion and writing to help students develop their conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas. Focus was placed on the quality of daily discussions and written tasks ...


A Study Of An Attempt To Improve The Reliability Of Teachers' Holistic Scores Of Elementary Writing Through In-House Profess, Lisa Farmer Jan 2008

A Study Of An Attempt To Improve The Reliability Of Teachers' Holistic Scores Of Elementary Writing Through In-House Profess, Lisa Farmer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a school-based training that attempted to improve the reliability of holistic scores teachers assigned to the writings of elementary school students. Seventeen teachers at one suburban elementary school located in the Southeastern United States participated in three training sessions that allowed for scoring practice and group discussions. The trainers, or presenters, were "faculty-experts." A comparison of scores the participants assigned to students' writings before and after the training was conducted. The analyses included t-tests that compared the participants' mean scores to the scores assigned by raters from the state, a within-group analysis of reliability ...


How Do We Help Students With Autism Become More Proficient Writers?, Mary Floto-Thompson Jan 2008

How Do We Help Students With Autism Become More Proficient Writers?, Mary Floto-Thompson

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study explored the experiences of writing and examined the effects of incorporating a model of writing instruction that integrated strategy instruction and word processing into the writing curriculum of a small group of adolescent students with autism. The research project examined the effect on individual students of the use of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) writing strategies on both the individual student's experiences of writing, and the quality and quantity of student writing output. In addition, the study examined the effect on individual students of the use of SRSD strategies followed by the use of word processing on both ...


Unlocking Creativity In The Classroom, Rose Marie De La Cruz-Bechtel Jan 2008

Unlocking Creativity In The Classroom, Rose Marie De La Cruz-Bechtel

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Creativity is a process involving skills that can be presented and strengthened in a classroom setting. An overview of various research strands regarding creativity since 1950 is included. The pragmatic approach of Roger von Oech forms the basis for a selection of strategies useful for unlocking and encouraging creative thinking in the 4-8 classroom.


Lessons Learned From Test Writing, Todd Campbell Jan 2008

Lessons Learned From Test Writing, Todd Campbell

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Persuasion Versus The Construction Of Alternative Communities: Zines In The Writing Classroom, Aneil Rallin, Ian Barnard Jan 2008

The Politics Of Persuasion Versus The Construction Of Alternative Communities: Zines In The Writing Classroom, Aneil Rallin, Ian Barnard

English Faculty Articles and Research

We discuss how studying and creating zines in our composition classes allows our students to negotiate and explore the complexities of writing without the compulsions of many of the politically problematic commonplaces of composition pedagogy. We use zines to examine the unique ways in which their rhetorical devices address conflicts around questions of audience and diversity, as well as the particular questions that the zines raise about the politics of persuasion, our own writing practices, writing strategies that the zines suggest to us, and the construction of alternative communities.


Australian Core Skills Framework (Acsf), K Brewer, P Mclean, K Perkins, Dave Tout, L Wyse Dec 2007

Australian Core Skills Framework (Acsf), K Brewer, P Mclean, K Perkins, Dave Tout, L Wyse

David (Dave) Tout

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) describes levels of performance in the 5 core skills of: Learning; Reading; Writing; Oral Communication; and Numeracy. These skills are essential for people to participate in our society. People need to communicate effectively in many different ways, for diverse purposes, in a variety of contexts and to think critically about information and ideas. It is likely that each new role and responsibility we take on will require new or enhanced core skills. Therefore, we need a range of strategies to adapt to changing circumstances and new challenges, including strategies to help us learn. The ...