Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 43
Thanks for the details - they're very helpful.
Using the Advanced Education LibGuide, I suggest searching a few databases to come up with a variety of articles.
The first search listed here was actually the last database I searched, almost on a whim to see that was there. Since the population in the 1st article you found has Asperger syndrome, I searched the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection using the terms "written communication" AND improvement AND research; I limited the search to the required dates. There were only 6 results but this caught my eye:
Hooper, S. W. (2006). Aptitude–treatment interactions revisited: Effect of metacognitive intervention on subtypes of written expression in elementary school students. Developmental Neuropsychology, 29(1), 217-241. doi:10.1207/s15326942dn2901_11
The first database I searched was Academic Search Complete, because it has broad coverage of Education. Paste in the search terms DE "COMPOSITION (Language arts) -- Study & teaching" AND research. The DE and quotes are important to the search. I limited the search to scholarly journals and the date range. Among the results was:
Paquette, K. R., Byrd, C. M., & Dragich, D. (2013). An investigation of implementing Drop Everything and Write (DEW) in early childhood/elementary classrooms. Education, 133(3), 356-369. Retrieved from http://www.projectinnovation.biz/index.html
Another search would be ZE "written communication" AND strategies AND research. The ZE and quotes are important to the search. I limited the search to scholarly journals and the date range. Among the 41 results was this:
VanNess, A. R., Murnen, T. J., & Bertelsen, C. D. (2013). Let me tell you a secret: Kindergartners can write! Reading Teacher, 66(7), 574-585. doi:10.1002/TRTR.1162
I would also search ScienceDirect using the terms "written communication" AND improvement AND research. I changed the terms because the keyword improvement yields more results in this database than strategies. Using the left side toolbar, I selected the topics writing, child, and teacher.
Among the results was:
Parr, J. M. & Timperley, H. S. (2010). Feedback to writing, assessment for teaching and learning and student progress. Assessing Writing, (15)2, 68-85. doi:10.1016/j.asw.2010.05.004
These search terms will yield a good set of results across the databases for you to choose from.