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Motivating students and creating interest in formal writing through the use of digital photography

Project (M.A., Education (Curriculum and Instruction))--California State University, Sacramento, 2013.

Despite local and state mandates requiring teachers to focus heavily on Language Arts and Mathematics content and standards, many educators are still looking for creative ways to engage and motivate students during this often extended period of instructional time. While K-12 students often report that writing is “boring,” countless college freshman state they are not prepared to write at the college level. This research project, which combines Language Arts Common Core Writing Standards with art and technology, offers teachers an alternative method in which to approach a portion of their Language Arts curriculum. By creating this curriculum project, educators will be able to hold the attention of their students by motivating them to write in a creative hands-on fashion. Teachers using this curriculum project will demonstrate not only the importance of being able to write well, but also the importance of obtaining a balanced, well-rounded education that addresses alternate subjects alongside Language Arts and Mathematics.

Despite local and state mandates requiring teachers to focus heavily on Language Arts and Mathematics content and standards, many educators are still looking for creative ways to engage and motivate students during this often extended period of instructional time. While K-12 students often report that writing is “boring,” countless college freshman state they are not prepared to write at the college level. This research project, which combines Language Arts Common Core Writing Standards with art and technology, offers teachers an alternative method in which to approach a portion of their Language Arts curriculum. By creating this curriculum project, educators will be able to hold the attention of their students by motivating them to write in a creative hands-on fashion. Teachers using this curriculum project will demonstrate not only the importance of being able to write well, but also the importance of obtaining a balanced, well-rounded education that addresses alternate subjects alongside Language Arts and Mathematics.

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