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Ch 11: Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction

About This Chapter

You can learn about writing development and instruction in early childhood education by watching this chapter's video lessons. Each chapter will cover a different topic you will need to know in order to effectively teach writing at the elementary level.

Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction - Chapter Summary

Anyone who is hoping to get into the early childhood education field will need to know about the different methods and techniques for teaching elementary-age children about writing. If you are interested in learning about this subject, you can watch the helpful video lessons included in this chapter.

Our lesson instructors will provide you with comprehensive information on the different patterns and developmental stages that young children go through when first learning how to write. You will go over different strategies for teaching writing to elementary school children, as well as individual types of writing exercises your students may learn about in the classroom. Some specific topics you will go over in this chapter are:

  • Children's writing development patterns
  • Writing development--emergent stage
  • The purpose and types of writing organization patterns
  • Techniques and strategies for teaching grammar and mechanics
  • Literature-based creative writing
  • The definition, examples and characteristics of narrative essays

The video tags included in each lesson will allow you to find each of the key points in the videos without having to scroll from the beginning. The chapter also offers convenient transcripts of each lesson that you can print out and study away from your computer. Finally, be sure to take the chapter's practice quizzes to make certain that you understand the main points on this subject.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction
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Patterns of Writing Development for Children

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.

Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

2. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.

Teaching Grammar & Mechanics: Techniques & Strategies

3. Teaching Grammar & Mechanics: Techniques & Strategies

Grammar and language mechanics are important technical skills for students to learn if they want to become successful communicators. However, teaching these skills can be slightly boring or dry. These techniques and strategies will help you teach grammar and mechanics in an engaging manner.

Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

4. Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

Literature helps us learn about the world. There are many ways to respond to literature, beyond coming up with a plot summary. In this lesson, learn about some of the ways you can creatively respond to literature.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

5. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

6. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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