Date of Defense



Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Lauren Freedman, Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Second Advisor

Kathy Edlefson, Washington Writer's Academy

Third Advisor

Patty Bills, Washington Writer's Academy


Writer's Workshop classrooms provide students with an enriched environment where motivation and rewards, emotions and meaning are taught in a way that the brain learns. Writing is often stressful for young writers, which is analyzed and planned for in Writer's Workshops. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how children accomplish increase in writing level within the Writer's Workshop context.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only