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  • Source:
    Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, v22 n1 Article 3 2020. 18 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1243091
      New Prairie Press, Kansas State University Libraries. 137 Hale Library, Manhattan, KS 66506. e-mail: nppress@ksu.edu; Web site: http://newprairiepress.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2470-6353
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      For many years, research has supported the value of using real-life experiences as teaching opportunities (Noobanjong & Louhapensang, 2017; Powell, 2015). This is just as true of teaching writing as of anything else. In fact, when learners use writing (such as journaling) to share their experiences, they benefit in several ways, including their communication skills (Khanmohammad & Eilaghi, 2017). Writing workshops have been shown to be effective approaches to coaching writing at several different levels (Williams, 2014). Such workshops provide the opportunity to reflect on drafts, collaborate with peers and work through the writing process. They are, therefore, a highly effective context in which to integrate writing about real-life experiences. This, in turn, allows students to develop their writing and their content knowledge. In order to investigate the integration of real-life writing practices into the writing workshop, we focused on one important real-life setting: nature. We created a nature-based writer's workshop, Writing in Nature, for students in the upper-elementary/middle grades (ages 10-12). During the two-session workshop, we provided students with a natural setting. Then, we led them in a writing workshop. Results showed high student engagement and interest, both in the topic and in writing. Our findings suggest that using a natural setting for writing workshops is an effective real-life context for increasing engaged time, teaching content, and developing writing skills.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      18
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2020
    • Publication Date:
      2020
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1243091
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KINBERG, M. Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, [s. l.], v. 22, n. 1, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kinberg M. Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research. 2020;22(1). Accessed August 15, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Kinberg, M. (2020). Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 22(1).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kinberg, Margot. 2020. “Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop.” Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research 22 (1). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Kinberg, M. (2020) ‘Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop’, Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 22(1). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kinberg, M 2020, ‘Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop’, Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, vol. 22, no. 1, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kinberg, Margot. “Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop.” Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kinberg, Margot. “Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop.” Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research 22, no. 1 (January 1, 2020). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kinberg M. Real-Life Nature-Based Experiences as Keys to the Writing Workshop. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research [Internet]. 2020 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Aug 15];22(1). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1243091&custid=s8280428