Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Reading (MAE)

First Committee Member

Dr. Susan Constable


Dr. Susan Constable

Second Committee Member

Dr. Carrie Scheckelhoff

Third Committee Member

Dr. Paul Wendel


Writing Workshop, Kindergarten, Writing Engagement, Writing Composition, Multiple Case Study

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood Education | Higher Education


The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of engagement and the quality of my students’ writing composition when I implement a writing workshop. To facilitate both specific and in-depth data collection and analysis, I conducted a multiple-case study, examining three of my kindergarten students with a spectrum of literacy skills (Mertler, 2019). The multiple-case study lasted 11 weeks and contained three phases of data collection. Data showed that the participants were most engaged in elements of the writing process that corresponded to their viewed strengths as a writer and preferences. For the participants’ writing composition, data showed the participants had more similarities than differences in their writing processes. They could all apply different levels of conventions when writing independently and succeeded in creating more than one book with clear ideas.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use

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