Title page for ETD etd-04152009-181041

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Allen, Sheri
URN etd-04152009-181041
Title Writers on Writing Instruction: Experiences and Advice from Professional Writers
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Casbergue, Renee Committee Chair
Cheek, Earl Committee Member
Trousdale, Ann M. Committee Member
  • elementary literacy education
Date of Defense 2009-03-31
Availability unrestricted
In examining the childhood experiences of professional authors, this qualitative research found some similarities: voracious reading, writing for pleasure, early awards and publishing, mentors, meaningful lessons from teachers, and journal writing. Common areas were found among the participantsí advice for writing teachers as well, and the suggestions were organized into six general themes: teaching the fundamentals, getting ideas down before revising, focusing on creativity, teaching the reading-writing relationship, providing rewards like positive feedback, and being a writing role model. Suggestions were offered on how to bring this advice into the classroom.
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