Guest speaker Young-Suk Kim of Florida State University will speak on "Digging Deeper into Developmental Models of Writing" at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Oct. 14: SOE colloquium

Kim to speak on 'Digging Deeper into Developmental Models of Writing'


8:13 a.m., Oct. 8, 2015--The University of Delaware School of Education’s colloquium series “Writing Research: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading” continues on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. with a presentation by Young-Suk Kim, associate professor of reading and language arts in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University.

Kim’s presentation, “Digging Deeper into the Developmental Models of Writing,” will discuss previous studies and new cross-sectional and longitudinal findings associated with developmental models of writing for children in elementary grades. 

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Previous models of writing have provided useful theoretical frameworks for the study of developmental writing. For example, the simple view of writing includes ideation and transcription, whereas the not-so-simple-view of writing includes working memory, text generation, transcription and self-regulation skills. 

While these models have provided helpful foundations, Kim’s work suggests a more nuanced and expanded understanding of developmental writing. Her presentation will review these findings and discuss implications for theory building, assessment, and instruction, as well as remaining questions and directions for future research.

Kim’s presentation begins at 1 p.m. in Room 207 of UD’s Willard Hall Education Building. A discussion and question-and-answer period will follow her presentation at 2. 

Students, faculty, and community members with interests in English, composition, literacy, and education are encouraged to attend. This event is free, and no advance registration or RSVP is required. 

For more information about the colloquium series and upcoming speakers, visit the School of Education colloquium series webpage

About the speaker

Young-Suk Kim is associate professor of reading and language arts in School of Teacher Education at Florida State University. She is also a faculty member at the Florida Center for Reading Research. Kim’s expertise includes functional linguistics, children’s language use, and development, literacy development, and complex statistical modeling, including structural equation modeling and multilevel modeling. 

Her research examines associations between children’s language and literacy development for children from English, Korean and Spanish backgrounds. She is currently involved in several projects with a focus on development of reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Article by Jessica Henderson 

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