Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Field Experience

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Urban Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Penny Rossetto

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Students with disabilities; Students--Attitudes; Writing--Ability testing; Writing--Study and teaching


This study investigated the use of a writer's workshop writing intervention on increasing a student's ability to write complex sentences and his attitude towards writing. The participant is this study was a 13 year-old with a health impairment disability. The intervention included instruction in planning, free writing, editing and transitions while utilizing a high-interest writing topic. The author used archival, pre-and post-test data, and sentence counts to measure progress; as well as surveys to assess the student's attitude towards writing. Results showed small gains in complex writing and relative strong gains in the participant's attitude towards writing.


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