Ashley Kevil

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Honors Thesis


Many of the artistic aspects of writing are lost in the common lecture-style teaching of grammar and essays. A writing workshop is used to resolve this, acting as a coaching approach to teaching writing in which students move at their own pace. To study the effectiveness of a writing workshop, a third-grade student from an urban setting was worked with three times a week. These sessions began with 10 minutes on an aspect of learning, followed by 30 minutes of writing, and 10 minutes of conferencing. After working with the student, it was found that the student’s writing greatly benefited from the writing workshop. The writing improved in detail, voice, proper grammar, punctuation usage, etc. The student also commented that writing was much more creative than previously thought. Therefore, it is concluded that a writing workshop is useful in today’s classroom environment.

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