ERIC Number: ED244511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Program to Foster Literacy: Early Steps in Learning to Write.
Hurst, Marietta; And Others
A program to be used by teachers working with children at the stage of emergent writing, generally kindergarten and grades 1 and 2, and based on recognition of young children's development, is outlined. The project operates on the premise that children can independently learn to write by writing if they are immersed in the appropriate social and psychological setting where the individual's development and stages of writing development can be coordinated with the help of teacher interactions. The setting and procedure that make up the developmental environment are described. The stages of writing development are outlined in detail, including the precommunicative, semi-phonetic, phonetic, and transitional stages and the linguistic and writing behaviors typical of these stages. Illustrations are provided, with student and teacher comments included. A section on teacher interactions provides sample questions and comments to foster student efforts and success. A brief bibliography is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Child Development, Communication (Thought Transfer), Developmental Stages, Educational Objectives, Emergent Literacy, Error Analysis (Language), Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten, Literacy Education, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonetics, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Semantics, Spelling, Syntax, Writing Instruction, Written Language, Young Children
I.M. Reading, 3956 West 34th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6N2L5.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: British Columbia Teacher's Federation, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: I. M. Reading, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Note: A 7-minute video presentation accompanies this program.