Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291780
Title:
Writing to learn science in first grade
Author:
Prassas, Lea, 1960-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine if first graders could learn how to write while writing to learn. An inquiry cycle was developed to guide the students as they learn content area material. Writing to learn activities were selected that promote, or facilitate, the thinking process of the inquiry cycle. The writing to learn activities are: freewriting, brainstorming, questioning, graphic organizers, review writing, and elaboration writing. Twenty-five first graders learned about our solar system and plans by engaging in these writing to learn activities. Finding. The writing to learn activities provided the students with opportunities to go through the steps in the writing process of composition, as well as provide opportunities to go through the steps in the inquiry cycle to learn new information about the topic. In addition to writing and concept development, the writing to learn activities encouraged collaborative learning and reflective teaching practices.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Elementary.; Education, Teacher Training.; Education, Reading.; Education, Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Language, Reading, and Culture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Anders, Patricia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWriting to learn science in first gradeen_US
dc.creatorPrassas, Lea, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPrassas, Lea, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if first graders could learn how to write while writing to learn. An inquiry cycle was developed to guide the students as they learn content area material. Writing to learn activities were selected that promote, or facilitate, the thinking process of the inquiry cycle. The writing to learn activities are: freewriting, brainstorming, questioning, graphic organizers, review writing, and elaboration writing. Twenty-five first graders learned about our solar system and plans by engaging in these writing to learn activities. Finding. The writing to learn activities provided the students with opportunities to go through the steps in the writing process of composition, as well as provide opportunities to go through the steps in the inquiry cycle to learn new information about the topic. In addition to writing and concept development, the writing to learn activities encouraged collaborative learning and reflective teaching practices.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Elementary.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Teacher Training.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Reading.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLanguage, Reading, and Cultureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAnders, Patriciaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348507en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2758981xen_US
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