Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Writing Groups


Question: What can we learn from studying writing groups?

Answer: Writing groups consist of students reading their writing to the members of the group who respond to the writing. One conclusion drawn by the authors of this study is that students in writing groups reveal a great deal about their own writing processes.

Comment: It would seem that using writing groups to respond to students’ writing results in their becoming conscious of themselves as writers, and more conscious of their writing processes. I think that is a valuable insight. RayS.

Title: “Talking about Writing: The Language of Writing Groups.” AR Gere and RD Abbott. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1985), 362-385.

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