Capstone Project Title
Fostering Student Interest and Motivation in Second Grade Writing
Jana Lo Bello Miller
The research question addressed in this project was, how can writing curriculum offer choices for second grade students in a manner that increases interest and growth? It documents one teacher’s creation and implementation of a fifteen-lesson writing curriculum focused on offering student choice. The lessons were developed based primarily upon the research of Carol Dweck, Bill Meyer, Naomi Haywood, Darshan Sachdev, and Sally Faraday; in connection with second grade, Common Core Standards. The author details the implementation of the lesson, including both successes and difficulties in the process. The author concluded that the implementation of the student choice writing curriculum was largely successful in their classroom, with students displaying increased interest in writing, improved confidence in their abilities as writers, and greater performance on informative writing assessments. Student growth was strongest in the areas of writing interest, and development of ideas and details in their writing.
Curriculum, Motivation, Writing
Dorow, Nicholas, "Fostering Student Interest and Motivation in Second Grade Writing" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 417.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects