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Ch 10: Early Childhood Writing Instruction

About This Chapter

The fundamentals of early childhood writing instruction are examined in this chapter for your reference. Proper spelling and capitalization rules are among the topics brought to your attention in video and text lessons.

Early Childhood Writing Instruction - Chapter Summary

The revision process in writing and how to avoid redundancy take the spotlight in some lessons you'll come across in this chapter. How to correctly diagnose writing difficulties in early childhood is also broken down in the content. Refresh your memory on these additional writing instruction issues while you're on this chapter:

  • Strategies for teaching ELL students to write
  • How to write with idioms or phrasal verbs
  • Writing logical sentences and avoiding faulty comparisons
  • How to write with good diction
  • Different proofreading strategies

The lesson transcripts in this chapter highlight some major terms. You can watch the short video lessons at a time that works for you on a computer, smartphone or tablet. The chapter includes practice quizzes that correspond with each lesson for you to quickly confirm your familiarity with the main themes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Early Childhood Writing Instruction
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How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

4. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

5. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

6. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

7. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

Capitalization Rules in Writing

8. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

9. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.

Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

10. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.

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Practice Final Exam
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