2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Lucy Calkins Units of Study Writing Curriculum and Student Affect Towards Writing
Lindsey A. Pautler♦
Dr. Julie Lochbaum , Faculty Mentor

An elementary school implemented a proven writing program to enhance writing skills in their elementary school students. To further expand on this, I developed the research question, What effect does the Lucy Calkins Units of Study writing curriculum have on the attitudes of low-achieving 4th grade writers towards writing? Analysis utilized detailed observation logs of the Units of Study mini-lessons and writing samples. Also analyzed were detailed notes from individual writing conferences, including scores using an Affective Behavior Scale. Writing samples were collected approximately every two weeks from selected students and scored according to the Lucy Calkins K-8 Continuum for Assessing Narrative Writing Rubric. Analysis revealed that selected low-achieving 4th grade writers attitudes were changed through exposure to this curriculum, and more insight has been gained on the development of affective scores towards writing.

Keywords: Affect, Affective, Writing, Students, Curriculum


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 33-3
Location: VH 1228
Time: 1:45

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