It’s About Time! Lengthen Student Writing
It’s About Time! Lengthen Student Writing Article which discusses some techniques which were successful in getting 4th graders to produce longer pieces of writing.
From the site:
Our goal was to engage fourth-grade writers to write longer and more meaningful pieces of writing given the time set aside for writing. Using a convenience sample with 17 fourth-grade students in two classes in a rural West Texas elementary school, we found that when given time as the constraint, children were better able to stay on task and, in fact, they wrote more than students that were constrained by length.