Title

Writing Letter with a Pen Pal: Authentic Writing for Student Success

Date

5-28-2015 4:30 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 6:00 PM

Location

Education (ED) 217

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Carmen Cáceda

Session Chair

Holly Eckles

Session Title

MAT / MSEd Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tracy Smiles

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examines letter writing as an authentic form of writing, it's effect on student writing success, and the benefits of implementing a pen pal program in the classroom. Literacy is a part of everyday life for the majority of people. Of the literacy practices, writing is one that is very prevalent. From making lists, writing reviews on a new book or movie, filling out forms, and writing e-mails, writing is found consistently throughout our days. This study will explore 31 second grade students and the effects of their writing success when writing letters to an authentic audience.

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May 28th, 4:30 PM May 28th, 6:00 PM

Writing Letter with a Pen Pal: Authentic Writing for Student Success

Education (ED) 217

This study examines letter writing as an authentic form of writing, it's effect on student writing success, and the benefits of implementing a pen pal program in the classroom. Literacy is a part of everyday life for the majority of people. Of the literacy practices, writing is one that is very prevalent. From making lists, writing reviews on a new book or movie, filling out forms, and writing e-mails, writing is found consistently throughout our days. This study will explore 31 second grade students and the effects of their writing success when writing letters to an authentic audience.