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Write to Read

Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Reading with Writing

Write to Read

Steve Graham

Warner Professor, Arizona State University

Jennifer Knighton

Join us as two experts share their research about the links between writing and reading development and how writing can help students strengthen reading skills.

Formative Essay Feedback Using Predictive Scoring Models

This scholarly paper examines the performance of the predictive essay scoring models that power Revision Assistant and the innovative use of these models to provide actionable feedback to student writers.

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Is the Pen Mightier than the Pixel?

Communication between teachers and students are shifting rapidly from paper to the digital medium. Such a fast and strong transition, though, provokes one to question whether or not these changes are beneficial for students.

SIRV the Students

Today’s hyper-connected students are quite comfortable with multiple sources of digitally-based information that can saturate them with nearly instant information. The difficulty arises when this glut of information needs to be distilled into subject-matter skills that increases cognitive understanding and decreases mere reliance on data retrieval.

The Place of Feedback in High-Stakes Assessment

Some would argue that the Common Core State Standards and No Child Left Behind have placed undue emphasis on testing and assessment and student outcomes. What these arguments gloss over is the function of assessments--particularly when done properly--as a means of creating actionable feedback to enhance learning.

Instructor Feedback Writ Large

In September 2014, Turnitin conducted an exploratory survey of over 2,000 students to explore student perceptions on instructor feedback. What do students generally think about the feedback they receive?

Writing and the Visual : Graphically Organizing Your Writing

What if students could see how their writing is organized using graphics? It turns out that when they graphically organize their writing, students are more likely to write well, to compose their thoughts, and to try new approaches. In this session, Thomas DeVere Wolsey will discuss cutting-edge research on how visual organizers enhance writing and writing instruction.

Digital Storytelling For Student Success

Digital storytelling lets students reconceive their classwork in an integrative, constructivist way. While building narratives they can also develop their own voice, while engaging critically with media culture.