Creating a Community of Writers the First Week of School

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Fimmen, Jeanne
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The research question addressed in this capstone was, How can an environment be created during the first weeks of school to foster efficacy in student writing? This capstone describes current research on creating an environment for writing as well as strategies for effective writing instruction. It describes approaches and rationales for a writing curriculum that integrates socialemotional learning with writing. The goal of this project was to create curriculum specific to the beginning of the year that would help elementary students see themselves as effective writers through the use of engaging writing activities.