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Emergent Writing. Discussion Points. Definition. “Emergent writing means that children begin to understand that writing is a form of communication, and their marks on paper begin to convey a message.”. Social - constructivist view of early writing.

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Emergent writing

Emergent Writing

Discussion Points


Definition

Definition

“Emergent writing means that children begin to understand that writing is a form of communication, and their marks on paper begin to convey a message.”


Social constructivist view of early writing

Social - constructivist view of early writing

  • How do the principles of social-constructivism apply to writing?

  • What are some examples of functional writing that most children will see at home?


Research point children understand that writing conveys meaning before school entry

Research Point: Children understand that writing conveys meaning before school entry

  • Why might children have a better (emergent) understanding of writing processes than reading processes before school entry?


First relevant writing own name

First Relevant Writing: Own Name

  • Using what you know about young children’s psychological development, why would this be developmentally appropriate?


Interesting emergent writing fact

Interesting Emergent Writing Fact:

  • Initially, children don’t distinguish between drawing and writing because both convey meaning.

  • How can we make use of this knowledge in encouraging even the littlest ones to “write”?


2 broad phases of writing development

2 Broad Phases of Writing Development

  • What might you expect to see in birth – 3?

  • In ages 3 – 6?

  • How can your awareness of these phases help you with young students’ learning differences?


Details of writing stages

Details of Writing Stages:

Can YOU put these in order?

  • SCRIBBLING

  • DRAWING

  • LETTER-LIKE FORMS

  • INVENTED SPELLING

  • CONVENTIONAL SPELLING

  • WELL-LEARNED UNITS OR LETTER STRINGS


Summary

Summary:

  • Morrow text has practical suggestions for all the ways to expose children to writing, from early childhood at home, into preschool

  • Essential: writing centers, journals, writer’s workshop, using literature etc.

  • Chapter 8 has a good early writing checklist PLUS excellent references, particularly because author (Morrow) has done a good deal of primary research on this.


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