2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Writing Conferences in the Secondary English Classroom
Katelyn J. Lauck♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Paul L. Yoder, Faculty Mentors

This research presentation discusses the use and effectiveness of short, frequent writing conferences in the secondary classroom. Educational research on the topic of various conference models indicates that brief, but frequent conferences are more effective in holding students attention and provide more individualized support throughout the writing process. This research particularly focuses on student engagement levels in the writing process, reporting a case study with data in the forms of student writing, notes from conferences, records of conference times and dates, and observational notes. Student cases represent a variety of skill levels and needs from a population of 15-17 year olds who attend a suburban school in the Midwest. Through frequent observations and interactions with the case studies, the researcher developed an understanding of the effect of the short, frequent writing conference on student engagement.


Topic(s):English, Secondary MAE Research

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 413-4
Location: VH 1212
Time: 3:15

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