Shared Writing in Omani Young Learner Classrooms

  • Fawziya Hamdan Al Zadjali


This study explores the effects of Shared Writing practice in developing children’s writing skills in relation to fluency, accuracy, independence, and confidence levels when writing in the English language. This small scale qualitative study involved 23 Omani English language teachers and 23 children from across three governorates in Oman. The data was collected through open-ended questionnaires for teachers, samples of children’s writings and the continuous assessment documents. The findings revealed that the Shared Writing practice has helped develop children’s speed in writing, their spelling, sentence structure and punctuation levels, as well as their handwriting levels. The findings also showed some improvement in children’s confidence at having a go at writing and editing their own work, as well as some improvement in their ability to write independently.


Writing Practices Omani Context Writing Process Writes Session National Literacy Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fawziya Hamdan Al Zadjali
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  1. 1.Ministry of EducationMuscatSultanate of Oman

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