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Fourth Graders as Models for Teachers: Teaching and Learning 6+1 Trait Writing as a Collaborative Experience
Literacy Research and Instruction
  • Sara Winstead Fry, Boise State University
  • Shari Griffin, Fox Creek Elementary School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2010
Abstract
Performance on standardized writing assessments indicates that less than one-third of American K-12 students are proficient in writing. Despite this statistic, the current emphasis on reading in elementary schools means preservice elementary teachers may observe little writing instruction during field experiences. This article presents the results of a semester-long collaborative writing exchange designed in response to these problems. Qualitative methods were used to determine how 22 elementary students' writing improved as a result of helping a cohort of five student teachers learn to use the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model for Improving Student Writing. The findings have implications for classroom teachers, teacher educators, and teacher preparation programs.
Citation Information
Sara Winstead Fry and Shari Griffin. "Fourth Graders as Models for Teachers: Teaching and Learning 6+1 Trait Writing as a Collaborative Experience" Literacy Research and Instruction (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sara_fry/32/