Authenticity and Children’s Engagement with Writing
MetadataShow full item record
Authentic literacy activities engage children with meaningful reading and writing (Duke, Purcell-Gates, Hall, & Tower, 2006), but little investigation has been conducted into the relationship of the kinds of writing children enjoy and the authenticity of the writing activity and experience. This paper reports findings from a study that investigates the question: How, if at all, does authenticity factor into kinds of writing that children like and/or dislike? Findings indicate that children enjoy writing that purposefully engages them with the real world, and is therefore authentic, and do not enjoy writing that they perceive as merely "school work".
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Community systems and practices to prevent and respond to violence against children in Uganda : children’s perceptions and lived experiences Wamimbi, Richard Wotti (2018-06-08)Violence Against Children (VAC) is a growing public health and social development problem recognized globally and specifically in Uganda. The general research objective of this study was to examine how the community formal ...
An investigation of Academic Preparation 5 students' and instructors' preference of ESL writing feedback Campbell, Madelaine (Scientific Research Publishing Inc., 2016-06)The study examines AP5 students’ and instructors’ attitudes toward ESL writing feedback. The survey research took place in the English Learning Centre (ELC) at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in the Spring of 2016. VIU ...
Murcheson, Kimberley D. (Vancouver Island University, 2010)The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of metacognitive journal writing on improving student attitudes toward mathematics. The study included a review of research literature that examined attitude, metacognition, ...