Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In the past twenty years, writing instructional programs have moved away from an emphasis on form. Currently, the focus is on creating meaning through the composition process. Underlying the emphasis on form was the assumption that if students had all the necessary subskills for writing, they could synthesize them into quality composition (Hieronymous & Hoover, 1987). The recent trend is to center on the whole of the idea, not to accumulate discrete skills. This approach to writing encourages students to take risks, to construct their own meaning, and to learn to integrate prior knowledge with the demands of the writing tasks (De Fina, Anstendig, & De Lawter, 1991).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1993 D. Janeece Lasley
Lasley, D. Janeece, "Nurturing and assessing children's emerging writing abilities" (1993). Graduate Research Papers. 2768.