I think I finally formulated the question I am going to use to guide the teacher-research I’m going to do in the months to come. It is:
What kinds of things can I do to nurture the writing habits for the students in my class who do not write regularly?
Out of all of the questions I wrote earlier this week, this one interests me the most, is measurable, and will be easy for data collection.
And now… I have to talk to my students about their writing process and writing habits so I can begin to formulate some sub-questions that will lead me to figure out what I can do to nurture positive writing habits for those kids who really don’t write without an external push (be it a parent or the fact that it’s assigned for homework).
If you have any insight or thoughts about the research I’m about to embark on, please leave a comment!