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Toward Agentic Writer Identity: Choice, Mindset, Reflection

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Drawing on possible selves theory and an operating definition of agency as “the socioculturally mediated capacity to act,” this research project explores 10th-grade students' negotiation of agentic writer identity through a curriculum featuring a high degree of choice, instruction in mindset and metacognition, and regular opportunities for self-reflection. Attendees will leave with ideas for cultivating agentic writer identity in their students.

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Apr 7th, 10:05 AM Apr 7th, 10:55 AM

Toward Agentic Writer Identity: Choice, Mindset, Reflection

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Drawing on possible selves theory and an operating definition of agency as “the socioculturally mediated capacity to act,” this research project explores 10th-grade students' negotiation of agentic writer identity through a curriculum featuring a high degree of choice, instruction in mindset and metacognition, and regular opportunities for self-reflection. Attendees will leave with ideas for cultivating agentic writer identity in their students.