You are cordially invited: a study of forming a literacy club through reading like a writer using organized inquiry with high-school students
In Wondrous Words (recommended by the Minnesota Writing Project), Katie Wood Ray discusses her research in reading like a writer using organized inquiry in order to form a Literacy Club in the classroom. Ray's research (inspired in part by the work of Frank Smith's the Literacy Club: Further Essays into Education) was conducted using elementary students however, this research determines if her methods also work with the high-school students. For one twelve-week trimester, juniors and seniors in elective classes experimented with her technique of reading like a writer through organized inquiry. Methods used for the study included post-it-notes in essays, surveys, and organized inquiry activities. After taking part in the research, most students showed gains in their abilities and formed more effective writing communities.
Dorholt, Kathleen A., "You are cordially invited: a study of forming a literacy club through reading like a writer using organized inquiry with high-school students" (2006). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1770.
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