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Exploring the Amount and Type of Writing Instruction during Language Arts Instruction in Kindergarten Classrooms.

Title: Exploring the Amount and Type of Writing Instruction during Language Arts Instruction in Kindergarten Classrooms.
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Name(s): Puranik, Cynthia S, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie, author
Sidler, Jessica Folsom, author
Greulich, Luana, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2014-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The objective of this exploratory investigation was to examine the nature of writing instruction in kindergarten classrooms and to describe student writing outcomes at the end of the school year. Participants for this study included 21 teachers and 238 kindergarten children from nine schools. Classroom teachers were videotaped once each in the fall and winter during the 90 minute instructional block for reading and language arts to examine time allocation and the types of writing instructional practices taking place in the kindergarten classrooms. Classroom observation of writing was divided into student-practice variables (activities in which students were observed practicing writing or writing independently) and teacher-instruction variables (activities in which the teacher was observed providing direct writing instruction). In addition, participants completed handwriting fluency, spelling, and writing tasks. Large variability was observed in the amount of writing instruction occurring in the classroom, the amount of time kindergarten teachers spent on writing and in the amount of time students spent writing. Marked variability was also observed in classroom practices both within and across schools and this fact was reflected in the large variability noted in kindergartners' writing performance.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_24578591 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-013-9441-8 (DOI), PMC3932498 (PMCID), 24578591 (RID), 24578591 (EID)
Keywords: Handwriting, Kindergarten, Literacy instruction, Writing, Writing instruction
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3932498.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_24578591
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and writing.
0922-4777
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 27

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Puranik, C. S., Al Otaiba, S., Sidler, J. F., & Greulich, L. (2014). Exploring the Amount and Type of Writing Instruction during Language Arts Instruction in Kindergarten Classrooms. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_24578591