Three university consultants developed a model to explore the effectiveness of using television and video to motivate writing. Following a series of motivational and brainstorming sessions using television, video, and popular literature, twenty-three fifth grade students were assigned to cooperative groups where they wrote and videotaped dramatizations of short "teaser" scripts. Observations derived from the completed model reveal the compelling influence of television and video on the lives of children.
Doan Holbein, M. F., Bristor, V. J., & Yahya, N. (2001). A Model for Using Television and Video to Motivate Writing. Reading Horizons, 41 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol41/iss3/4