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Creating an Effective and Engaging Writing Program: A Guide to Collaborative Narrative Writing Projects in an Inclusive Classroom

Writing is intertwined throughout all content areas, making it an essential skill for student success across disciplines. However, writing instruction is not always engaging for students. A thorough review of the literature about the most effective and engaging practices for writing instruction is presented. The strategies discussed throughout the literature review are; Making Content Accessible For All Students, Effective Strategies for Writing Instruction, The Process Writing Approach and Writer’s Workshop, Self-Regulated Strategy Instruction, The Case for Collaboration, PIGS FACE: Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Group Processing, Social Skills, and Face-to-Face interaction, and finally, Publishing Student Writing Pieces. The researcher used the information retrieved when reviewing the literature, as well as essential elements of curriculum in existing curriculum to create this writing and digital publishing program. This program provides general educators with lesson plans and resources that can facilitate the writing and publishing of a classroom book in an inclusive setting. Each portion of curriculum is housed in the appendices as follows: Writing Skills Curriculum (Appendix A), Social Skills Curriculum (Appendix B), and Publishing with Technology Curriculum (Appendix C). Although this program is comprehensive, it does contain limitations and recommendations from the researcher.

Writing is intertwined throughout all content areas, making it an essential skill for student success across disciplines. However, writing instruction is not always engaging for students. A thorough review of the literature about the most effective and engaging practices for writing instruction is presented. The strategies discussed throughout the literature review are; Making Content Accessible For All Students, Effective Strategies for Writing Instruction, The Process Writing Approach and Writer’s Workshop, Self-Regulated Strategy Instruction, The Case for Collaboration, PIGS FACE: Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Group Processing, Social Skills, and Face-to-Face interaction, and finally, Publishing Student Writing Pieces. The researcher used the information retrieved when reviewing the literature, as well as essential elements of curriculum in existing curriculum to create this writing and digital publishing program. This program provides general educators with lesson plans and resources that can facilitate the writing and publishing of a classroom book in an inclusive setting. Each portion of curriculum is housed in the appendices as follows: Writing Skills Curriculum (Appendix A), Social Skills Curriculum (Appendix B), and Publishing with Technology Curriculum (Appendix C). Although this program is comprehensive, it does contain limitations and recommendations from the researcher.

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