ERIC Number: ED188232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Development in Writing: Case Study of a Child from Five to Ten Years Old.
Bissex, Glenda L.
Observations of the developing writing patterns of one child over a period of five years brought insight to the question of how children learn to write. The patterns, identifiable in other areas of child development, were the processes of differentiation and decentration, the sometimes nonparallel growth of form and function, and an increasing realism. Initial semisyllabic spelling systems moved to more finely tuned systems that separate consonant and vowel sounds. Other examples of developmental growth included: (1) increasingly differentiated structures and styles, (2) content drawn from a widening world in which a more conventional sense of reality prevails, and (3) a greater awareness of audience. This development was demonstrated in the case study subject through the changes in two of his writing forms, the newspaper and the short story. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Language Arts in the Elementary School (11th, Hartford, CT, March 23-25, 1979). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.