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TitleA literature approach to writing in a grade four remedial class
AuthorHouse, Linda, 1959-
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.) -- Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1987. Education
Paginationv, 151 leaves
SubjectCreative writing (Elementary education); Remedial teaching;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
NotesBibliography: leaves 94-97
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the success of using children's literature as a stimulus and a model for creative writing with a group of grade four remedial students. -- Selections from literature were read to the children over a five-month period and specific literary techniques in the stories were discussed and analyzed. The techniques studied were beginning, sequence, ending, names, characterization, title, sentence structure, vocabulary, dialogue, personal/emotional quality, and sensory impressions. -- Samples of the student's own writings were collected and assessed to determine any indication of growth or improvement during the study. Analysis of their stories showed that all students in the group imitated some of the techniques that had been studied in the literature. The extent to which this occurred and the continued inclusion of the particular literary elements in their own stories varied among the children in the group. -- A positive change in the students' attitudes towards creative writing was also detected.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75414475
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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