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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Language arts (Primary); Composition (Language arts)--Study and teaching (Primary);

Abstract

This research project focused on the creation of writing curriculum for emergent writers aged 5 to 7 years old. The purpose of this study was to research how beginning writers can be scaffolded in their attempts to learn how to write. This study also examined how emergent writers can be engaged in developmentally appropriate ways, what writing concepts to expect from young writers, and how to motivate young children to write. Anchor lessons were developed that connect children's literature to writing concepts and engagement. Results illustrate that children need to be taught in the zone of proximal development, use materialization and private speech, connect writing to children's literature, and be scaffolded to facilitate motivation to write.

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Timothy G. Weih

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Date Original

2011

Object Description

1 PDF file (83 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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