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Writing Development in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary
The short lessons in this chapter help you understand the emergent stage of writing development and introduce methods you can use to create a supportive learning environment for children during this key stage. Each lesson breaks down a major concept, such as writing resources for children or brainstorming techniques. After you've watched all the videos in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:
- Motivating children to write
- Various stages of writing development
- Activities that align with each stage of development
- Writing materials for young children
- Forms of writing children use in the emergent stage
These videos are led by subject experts who are also available if you have any questions about the material. Videos come with transcripts you can use to locate key terms and definitions as well as video tags in case you want to review a main point in a lesson. You can take a quiz after each lesson to gauge your comprehension of the material, and close out your study of writing development in early childhood with a chapter exam.
1. Creating a Supportive Environment for Writing
This lesson will provide some concrete strategies that can be used to create a classroom environment that supports and nurtures writing instruction. These strategies are geared towards elementary and middle school students, but some can apply to all grade levels.
2. Activities for the Writing Development Stages
The writing process is an essential unit for Language Arts teachers. This lesson describes some creative strategies to ensure your students are learning the stages of writing development.
3. Fostering the Motivation to Write in Children
Writing is learned, improved, and embraced through motivation and regular practice. How to best motivate a young writer is dependent on age, and their desire flourishes through consistent, positive reinforcement.
4. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
5. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.
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