Faculty Publications

Title

Place-conscious writing tasks

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Gifted Education in Rural Schools: Developing Place-Based Interventions

First Page

165

Last Page

175

Abstract

In this chapter, the author discusses how pre- and post-treatment writing tasks were used to measure students’ growth over time and to determine the ways in which students’ writing reflected the concept of place. To analyze the outcomes of writing tasks, comparisons were made between treatment and control groups both quantitatively and qualitatively, using a pre-test/post-test format. The quantitative analysis provides information on the influence of a place-based curriculum on students’ writing ability as measured by scores given by trained raters using a rubric featuring items such as focus, word choice and voice, mechanics, and structure/organization. The qualitative analysis provides insight into the way students write about place when taught using a curriculum focusing on place-consciousness. Findings of these analyses are discussed to highlight how place-based instruction can provide opportunities for students to connect more deeply with their writing and improve their writing ability.

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Original Publication Date

2-28-2021

DOI of published version

10.4324/9781003017004-20

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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