Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Higher Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

Literacy, Educational Foundations, & Technology

First Advisor

Elizabeth Stolle

Academic Year




Writing has become an important component of literacy instruction in early childhood classrooms. Young learners are being faced with challenges in writing workshops, leaving them unable to develop age appropriate work on their own. Research was done to further the understanding for teachers and administration on the important strategies that will support student writing. Studies have found that peer instruction, oral language and self regulation strategies are all important factors when developing student independence. In order to have students meet the high demanding literacy standards, teachers need to feel comfortable and confident in their practices. This project can assist in the awareness needed for stronger writing workshops. Using this research, teachers and administration can come together to create more effective writing lessons for kindergarten students.