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Peer teaching; English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Primary);


Writing has long been known as one of the three "R's" in education. However, many educators lack instructional knowledge on how to teach writing. Revision and conferencing are part of the writing teacher's vocabulary, but little research exists on these topics. This study utilized qualitative and quantitative data to compare the effects of students trained in peer-conferencing and students not trained in peer-conferencing and the effect on their writing. The introduction presents the problem that led to the development of this study. A literature review provides existing research related to writing workshop, instruction in writing, revision, and collaboration through conferring. The methodology offers a framework of the study and the results of the data are analyzed. Findings of the study are shared in consideration of how instruction and modeling of peer-conferencing impact students. Finally, recommendations for further research are considered.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rick C. Traw


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