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Constructing Genre-Specific Writing Tasks and Identifying K-16 Learning Progressions in Historical Writing

Primary Investigator(s): Chauncey Monte-sano

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Amount: $20,000

Period: 9/1/2013 - 1/30/2015

To develop a multi-stage research project in order to (a) create a set of historical writing tasks for different genres identified in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that are also authentic from a disciplinary perspective; (b) examine and compare the ways in which students in grades 3-16 respond to these tasks; and (c) identify implications for social studies/history and literacy instruction and assessment.