College of Education
Language arts (Elementary); Composition (Language arts)
Elementary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this research study was to investigate what happened when writing notebooks are implemented in a first-grade regular education classroom. Writing notebooks were used along with the Writer's Workshop curriculum in which students learned how to revise, edit, and use professional literature as examples for writing techniques. Qualitative inquiry strategies such as student surveys, student written work, and observations were used to collect data. The data revealed that the students gained an ownership of their writing notebooks which enabled students to take risks in their writing and led to an increased motivation and interest among students to write. Implications for teaching students who are still developing their writing abilities while using writing notebooks are discussed.
Kole, Shelley, "What happens when writing notebooks are used in a first grade classroom?" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 22.