Children's writing : an examination of the writing process and products of a selected group of six-year-old children and a case study demonstrating the patterns of development in one child's writing

Oldford, Edna (1985) Children's writing : an examination of the writing process and products of a selected group of six-year-old children and a case study demonstrating the patterns of development in one child's writing. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The present study sought to expand our knowledge about young children's composing processes by observing them in the classroom situation. The research focused on the children's behaviours while writing; the content and style of their products; and the writers' perceptions of their task. -- Specifically, this investigation explored the writing processes and products of a selected group of six-year-old children from an elementary school under the Conception Bay South Integrated School Board. The six children selected for this study were identified by Marie Clay's rating scale for early writing and her "Concept About Print" Tests. Data for this study were collected from October through April 1984-85. -- Throughout the data collection period, the primary emphasis was placed on gathering information from the selected six children, which provided an intensive study of the writing process. A secondary emphasis was placed on gathering data about children beyond those chosen for intense investigation. This information added depth and contributed to the overall findings. Additionally, obtaining the information helped to reduce the observation focus on the selected six children. -- The goal of the researcher was to try to understand early writing from the point of view of the child and to make effective research hypotheses and recommendations for the classroom teacher.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7975
Item ID: 7975
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 136-139.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1985
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Children--Writing; Children--Writing--Study and teaching; Creative writing--Study and teaching (Primary); English language--Writing

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