When a classroom provides an environment that promotes writing, students have the resources, time, and opportunity to create collaborative stories. In a third grade classroom, three girls unite to write a series of humorous stories through group negotiation and class prompting. The classroom's instructional design and its sharing, encouraging climate promoted writing.
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