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Write On! A Sociocultural Approach to Promoting Engagement and Motivation in Writing for Elementary Students

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dc.contributor.author Hutchings, Merridee
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-27T18:31:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-27T18:31:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-08-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6580
dc.description.abstract The overarching goal of the project was to provide a theoretical foundation, research-based data, and experiential material to support the development of writing programs for intermediate elementary school students that support student engagement, motivation, and interest by affording students with choice, and opportunities to interact and collaborate in a writer’s workshop setting. The review of the literature focused on the topics of the sociocultural theory of learning, sociocultural theory in writing, and instructional practices including teaching writing as a process, using Writer’s Workshop, and affording opportunities for student collaboration and choice. Reflection on the literature review and the in-class implementation of a writer’s workshop writing program revealed how providing students with freedom of choice in developing topics and modes of presentation, and promoting student interaction and collaboration are directly related to increased student motivation, engagement, enjoyment of writing, improved writing abilities, writing output and overall satisfaction levels. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Writer's Workshop en_US
dc.subject Elementary Writing Instruction en_US
dc.subject Sociocultural theory en_US
dc.subject Student motivation en_US
dc.subject Student engagement en_US
dc.subject Choice en_US
dc.subject Process based instruction en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Sociocultural theory in writing en_US
dc.title Write On! A Sociocultural Approach to Promoting Engagement and Motivation in Writing for Elementary Students en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Pantaleo, Sylvia
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Education M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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