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Cordeiro, Carolina; Castro, São Luís; Limpo, Teresa – Written Communication, 2018
A growing body of scholarship in the field of writing research from a cognitive perspective suggests that girls tend to outperform boys in particular writing tasks. Still, our understanding about gender differences continues to evolve. The present study specifically focused on gender differences in writing between students from Grade 4 to Grade 9.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Handwriting, Gender Differences, Grade 4
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Fartoukh, Michael; Chanquoy, Lucile; Piolat, Annie – Written Communication, 2012
The aim of this study was to analyze the consequences of emotion during narrative writing in accordance with Hayes's model. In this model, motivation and affect have an important role during the writing process. Moreover, according to the emotion-cognition literature, emotions are thought to create interferences in working memory, resulting in an…
Descriptors: Children, Writing Processes, Psychological Patterns, Context Effect
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McCarthey, Sarah J. – Written Communication, 2008
The study uses Foucault's framework of governmentality to understand the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on teachers' writing instruction and attitudes toward writing in high- and low-income schools. Using interviews and observations of 18 teachers, the study identified four themes: emphasis on testing, curricular effects, awareness of…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Federal Legislation, Limited English Speaking
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Chambliss, Marilyn J.; Christenson, Lea Ann; Parker, Carolyn – Written Communication, 2003
Explanation as a genre may support children's reasoning and understanding particularly effectively. In this study, 20 fourth graders were given the task of explaining the effects of a pollutant on an ecosystem to third graders. Before writing, they completed a commercially developed science unit, instruction in reading and writing an explanation,…
Descriptors: Models, Ecology, Grade 4, Grade 3