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Writing Processes & Development - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll learn instructional concepts pertaining to writing development processes for young students. Our expert instructors explain topics such as writing and grammar development patterns, scribbling, invented spelling and more. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify writing development patterns in children
- Summarize invented spelling and scribbling processes
- Compare patterns of grammar development and punctuation
- Outline the stages of the writing process
To help you reinforce your understanding of these topics, try the included lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and you can revisit the lessons and quizzes as many times as you need. You'll also be able to submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help.
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. The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling
Children aren't born with the ability to spell like they are the ability to breathe or eat. In this lesson, we'll examine the processes of pre-spelling including how children move from scribbling to spelling through specific developmental steps.
3. Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development
How do children learn correct grammar and punctuation? Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spoken and written grammar development, as well as how they tie in to the stages of punctuation development.
4. The Writing Process: Stages & Activities
Writers don't just sit down and write; they go through a process to perfect their writing. In this lesson, we'll look at the writing process and how teachers can use it in their classrooms, including specific activities for each stage.
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