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Beauvais, Lucie; Favart, Monik; Passerault, Jean-Michel; Beauvais, Caroline – Written Communication, 2014
We investigated changes across grades in the cognitive demands associated with the organizing subprocess of writing. A total of 85 fifth (age M = 10.8), 88 seventh (age M = 12.9), and 79 ninth (age M = 14.6) graders composed either a procedural text or an expository description on a digital tablet, on the basis of a "scrambled ideas"…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 9, Writing Processes
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O'Hallaron, Catherine L. – Written Communication, 2014
This article reports instruction supporting the development of fifth grade English learners' argumentative writing in an English language arts setting. Arguments analyzed for the study were produced by the same students on two occasions, roughly 3 months apart. In the first instance, students discussed the source text in detail, but were given no…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Shanahan, Lynn E. – Written Communication, 2013
This interpretive case study investigated how a fifth-grade teacher's social practices with visual and linguistic signs positioned her students (10- and 11-year-olds) to take up particular modes as they constructed digital compositions. The context of the study was a suburban public school in the northeastern United States. Analysis was threefold.…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Multimedia Materials
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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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Vasudevan, Lalitha; Schultz, Katherine; Bateman, Jennifer – Written Communication, 2010
In this article, the authors engage the theoretical lens of multimodality in rethinking the practices and processes of composing in classrooms. Specifically, they focus on how learning new composing practices led some fifth-grade students to author new literate identities--what they call authorial stances--in their classroom community. Their…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Intermode Differences, Learning Modalities, Story Telling
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Ranker, Jason – Written Communication, 2008
This is a qualitative case study of two students' composing processes as they developed a documentary video about the Dominican Republic in an urban, public middle school classroom. While using a digital video editing program, the students moved across multiple media (the Web, digital video, books, and writing), drawing semiotic resources from…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Editing, Foreign Countries, Grade 5