Capstone/Dissertation Title

How can a kindergarten teacher improve the writing performance of students by implementing benchmarks of Minnesota Academic Standards during writer's workshop

Term

2013

Capstone

Thesis

Degree Name

MAEd

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was, how can the writing performance levels of kindergarten children increase if the teacher specifically implements benchmarks of Minnesota Academic Standards during Writer's Workshop approach. The capstone details how a daily, structured writing routine in the kindergarten classroom can help increase student achievement and attitudes in writing. The study incorporated the components of Writer's Workshop while using the Minnesota Academic Standards as a guide while observing kindergarten writers. After finding related research, the author studied kindergarten writing for eight weeks. Although there were limitations and areas to improve in future studies, results compiled demonstrated an increase in student achievement and attitude in all of the students in the study.

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