Faculty Advisor

Leah Nillas

Graduation Year

2018

Location

Foyer, State Farm Hall

Start Date

21-4-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2018 10:00 AM

Description

This self-study explored how students working with a partner during writing activities not only affected their writing, but confidence in themselves as well. Often times, students struggle to find a topic to write about and do not have the opportunity to talk out their thoughts and ideas with a partner. Peer collaboration gives students an opportunity to do just that as well as build relationships with their peers within the classroom. During my student teaching placement, I conducted a writing unit in a third-grade classroom where students worked with a partner to discuss ideas, edit, and revise their personal narratives. In an effort to examine this topic, I reflected upon my own practice by collecting and analyzing student reflections, field notes, anecdotal records, and lesson plans. Findings found that students appreciated having a peer to support them while gaining confidence during the writing process. Allowing peer collaboration in the classroom provides students with an opportunity to practice their skills and build social relations as developing writers.

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Talk it Out: Peer Collaboration in the Writing Process

Foyer, State Farm Hall

This self-study explored how students working with a partner during writing activities not only affected their writing, but confidence in themselves as well. Often times, students struggle to find a topic to write about and do not have the opportunity to talk out their thoughts and ideas with a partner. Peer collaboration gives students an opportunity to do just that as well as build relationships with their peers within the classroom. During my student teaching placement, I conducted a writing unit in a third-grade classroom where students worked with a partner to discuss ideas, edit, and revise their personal narratives. In an effort to examine this topic, I reflected upon my own practice by collecting and analyzing student reflections, field notes, anecdotal records, and lesson plans. Findings found that students appreciated having a peer to support them while gaining confidence during the writing process. Allowing peer collaboration in the classroom provides students with an opportunity to practice their skills and build social relations as developing writers.