Question: Were upper-elementary-grade students taught to write in class in 1983?
Answer: “Found that students had few writing opportunities, that there was little classroom discussion prior to writing and that self-initiated writing was not fostered.” MA Diamond. 1983. 417. [Comment: True today? 2010? RayS.]
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1984), 417-438.