Patterns of Writing Development for Children


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A child who draws things that look like letters, but aren't really letters is likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

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1. When children write a random string of letters, they are likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

2. A child who scribbles on a paper, but does not fully realize that the way they move their hand determines what type of scribbles they make, is likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, or work with young children in any capacity, it is important to recognize the stages of writing development kids go through. Test your understanding of the seven writing stages using this worksheet and interactive quiz. The quiz will ask you to identify the different stages of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify the writing development stage particular to a child writing or drawing:

  • Objects that look like letters
  • Random strings of letters
  • Scribbles, without realizing that their hand movements relate to the drawing
  • Words without spacing
  • Phrases without punctuation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the patterns of writing development for kids
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the seven stages of writing development for children
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast writing development stages

Additional Learning

To learn more about how children learn to write, review the accompanying lesson titled Patterns of Writing Development for Children. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name the seven stages of writing development
  • Give characteristics of each stage
  • Identify general ages when different writing stages occur
  • Learn ways to encourage young children in all stages