Examining Beginning year Writing Production of First Graders: Lined Versus Unlined Paper
Master of Science
Madalienne F. Peters, EdD
This is a study of approximately six hundred samples of emergent writing from twenty first grade students at the beginning of a school year. This study provides evidence that emergent writers produce more letters and words on unlined paper than lined paper. The student writing was measured in terms of letters and words students produced. The data from this study was analyzed using a three-factor ANOVA model. The results of the ANOVA model indicate beginning emergent writers produce more letters and words on unlined paper than on lined paper. This evidence supports observations by Clay (1993) and Avery (1993) that early emergent writers are closer to their zone of proximal development writing on unlined paper.
Munneke, Tim, "Examining Beginning year Writing Production of First Graders: Lined Versus Unlined Paper" (2002). Education | Print Theses. 178.