Ch 1: Beginning to Write

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter will help you to better understand the beginning stages of writing in young learners so that you can construct effective teaching strategies.

Beginning to Write - Chapter Summary

Using the video lessons in this chapter, you will become familiar with how writing and spelling skills emerge in young students. With this knowledge, you can create a curriculum that effectively integrates students' development into your lesson plans. By the end of this chapter you will have learned about the following topics:

  • Major steps of children's writing development
  • The emergent stage of writing
  • Spelling development stages

Each lesson has been created by professional educators and contains a video with illustrations along with a transcript for text-based learning. If you need to return to a particular portion of the lesson, utilize the timeline below the video. Take the self-assessment quiz at the end of each lesson to assess your application of the information.

How It Helps

  • Offers insight: You will be able to recognize which stage a student is at in their writing development.
  • Shapes curricula: By being aware of the stages of writing and spelling development, you can integrate this information into your lesson plans.
  • Improves outcomes: Gaining insight into a student's writing development process will help you to provide individualized instruction and enhance performance.

Skills Covered

At the end of this chapter, you will be able to strengthen your curriculum by understanding the following:

  • How children develop their writing skills
  • The stages of children's writing development
  • The details of the emergent stage of writing development
  • How children learn to spell words

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