This research case study was conducted to determine how, if at all, the purposeful pairing of reading and writing activities helped students construct a writer's identity. As reading and writing are both skills separately taught, it is useful to explore the outcomes when pairing them together. This research study addresses how students can transact with texts, build upon their own ideas through a sociocultural lens, to create written products that will foster their identity as a writer. This case study relies on pattern matching to examine the extent to which students from an honors level junior English course perceived themselves as writers after the year-long course was completed. This study utilized a Google Forms survey along with an interview as a means of data collection in order to analyze whether or not students self-identified as a writer. This research is significant because it provides an account of eleventh grade students who were subjected to a hybrid year of learning due to COVID-19 and the outcomes of a classic American Literature curriculum that was modified to help them cultivate their own identity including one as a writer.
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Secondary Education; English Language Arts Education
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Gentile, Marie, "Reading and Writing for High School Students' Writing Identity Construction" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1471.