Writer's workshop in a rural low incidence setting
This study takes place over a period of thirteen weeks to explore the effectiveness of Writer's Workshop in a pull-out rural low-incidence setting with first grade English language learners (ELLs). It documents my transition from a district with large numbers of ELLs to a rural district with a lower number of ELLs. The reflective nature of action research and my experience with teaching writing created opportunities to make decisions that affected my teaching. Data collection techniques include pre-and post-assessment data to measure ELL's progress in writing development, field notes, and lesson plans. Key influences include August & Shanahan (2006), Calkins (2003), Clay (2005), Peregoy & Boyle (2005), and Writer's Workshop training. Findings show ELLs made gains in their literacy development and met the NCEE first grade standards and the Minnesota K-2 ESL standards I selected for my study.
Kreuser, Rachele Ann, "Writer's workshop in a rural low incidence setting" (2009). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 397.