About This Chapter
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.
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
1. Patterns of Writing Development for Children
How do children go from scribbling randomly on a page to writing words and sentences and paragraphs? In this lesson, we'll answer that question as we explore the seven major steps in writing development.
2. Stages of Spelling Development
Children don't start out knowing how to spell words. Instead, spelling (like many other skills) develops over time and with practice. Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spelling development that children go through.
3. Handwriting Learning Objective Examples
Knowledge of handwriting objectives helps teachers measure any student's progress, since students master it at different paces. In this lesson, we will review handwriting objectives and examples of practicing each skill.
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