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Integrating Research-Based Analytic Writing Instructional Strategies into Middle School English Language Arts Classrooms

Minsinger, Jacob (2023) Integrating Research-Based Analytic Writing Instructional Strategies into Middle School English Language Arts Classrooms. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The skill of analyzing texts in English language arts classrooms has been a focus of the Pennsylvania Core Standards, especially at the middle school level. Analysis in ELA classrooms can be broken down into two components: analytic thinking and analytic writing. This dissertation in practice focused on the implementation of a professional development series structured around level-setting beliefs about the importance of analysis, effective strategies for teaching analysis in middle school ELA classrooms, and collaborative lesson planning. These sessions were held with the 11 ELA teachers at the participating school. Teachers were surveyed and interviewed to gain an understanding of the impact that the professional development has had on their practice. The results of the professional development series and measures related to that series yielded important considerations for future study and research around analytic writing in ELA classrooms as well as suggestions for future professional development.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Minsinger, Jacobjrm251@pitt.edujrm251
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKirk,
Committee MemberTrahan,
Committee MemberKucan,
Date: 7 July 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 20 March 2023
Approval Date: 7 July 2023
Submission Date: 31 May 2023
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 125
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: literary analysis, English language arts, professional development, analytic writing, text-dependent analysis
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 15:41
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2023 15:41


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