Structuring the Imagination

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Paper discusses research questioning if explicit instruction on sensory imagery, synonyms and antonyms, and onomatopoeia would increase imaginative creating writing in a third grade class.

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Small, Coeli M. 2013.

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Paper discusses research questioning if explicit instruction on sensory imagery, synonyms and antonyms, and onomatopoeia would increase imaginative creating writing in a third grade class.

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Abstract: This action research focused on igniting third grade students’ imagination during creative writing activities. Following observations of the lack of imagination in creative writing by elementary schools, this study was conducted in a third grade classroom based on the hypothesis that explicit instruction on sensory imagery, synonyms and antonyms, and onomatopoeia would influence an increase in imaginative writing. Researchers of creative writing state that explicit instruction of the imagination in creative writing will increase students’ use of their imaginations without being prompted. This theoretical position was tested in this action research. Pre-instructional writing samples showed limited imagination in students’ writing. Post-instructional writing samples showed little or no change in student writing, although changes in weekly writing skills showed gains in some of the writing conventions presented. The imaginative and explicit instruction of the content did not transfer to the students’ non-prompted writing. Various factors contributed to these findings.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 10, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2013

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2013
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Small, Coeli M. Structuring the Imagination, article, 2013; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1625039/: accessed July 19, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.

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