The research for this project was designed to integrate students’ love of iPads and technology, and the need to develop fundamental writing skills while building active engagement in the writing process. The author was seeking to answer the following question, how do I transfer my students’ love of iPads and technology into their writing in order to build fundamental skills and engagement? After researching peer review and digital technology, it led the author to redesign existing lessons to launching writing workshop based on the ideas of cooperative learning in the classroom. The author writes about related research literature and focuses on how it validated the project. She described the details of the unit created for writing workshop to include both the reality and the struggles that were encountered during the project. Implications of this unit included students becoming engaged writers who will become self-aware of their own writing while engaging in the peer review process. Students will show an increase in critical thinking skills, and begin working as a community of writers, thinkers, and communicators.
Curriculum, Writer’s Workshop, Peer Review, Seesaw
House, BekkiRae, "A 21st Century Approach to Developing Engaged Writers in a Second Grade Classroom" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 254.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects