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Using peer collaborative writing to improve second language skills Collaborative learning has been shown to have numerous benefits for students. When scaffolded and implemented effectively, it can help develop knowledge acquisition, as well as pro (More)
Using agency, identity, and beliefs to understand language-learning behaviours Influences and Actions In the past, second-language (L2) learners were viewed in ‘either/or’ terms –as motivated or unmotivated, introverted or extroverted, and (More)
Addressing common misconceptions about learning to write A Critical Time Early literacy is a complex but important achievement for students beginning grade school. In the latter half of Grade 1 through Grade 2, students begin to make the jump to (More)
Investigating how digital recordings can help students provide helpful feedback during writer's workshops Having students give each other feedback is a feature of many classrooms activities, though one that can be a challenge for young writers, (More)
5-year research in early years literacy helps students struggling with writing Building a Foundation Literacy learning is a complex undertaking for all students. Building fundamental skills in the early years is shown to be essential for late (More)
Confession: I'm not an English Major. I'm an Anthropologist and Archaeologist by training. When it comes to creating an argument for a paper, I tend to use these disciplines to help me stay organized. Within the Anthropology and Archaeology departmen (More)
If I were asked to describe how I move from evidence to interpretations, I would have to first ask, "What kind of evidence?" This basically boils down to the fundamental question of who I am as a person, which is quite a complex and ultimately quite (More)
I'm now in the homestretch of finishing my thesis. After months of writing and analyzing, I'm finally nearing the end of my MA. As any grad student will tell you, this means many, many, many rounds of editing. Eventually, there comes a point where (More)