Date of Award/Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

MS in Literacy Education




Writing is a vital component of literacy acquisition. The writing process contains various steps that children must understand and execute in order to be successful writers. This study asked: how can writing strategies taught in a small group foster the development of literacy among struggling writers? Research was done in Port, New York (pseudonym) with two students identified as struggling writers. Through a writing attitude survey, informal interviews, and instruction of various writing strategies during opinion writing, there was evidence that factors can change writing attitudes: modeling supports understanding of strategies: and self-monitoring strategies can support writing. These findings call for teachers to understand how children’s writing develops in order to provide the best instruction for each individual student.

Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."

Included in

Education Commons