ERIC Number: ED263585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Fat Letters and Other Observations of Young Children Learning to Write.
Hall, Susan E. M.
Insights into Open Education, v18 n2 Oct 1985
Some of the ways young children initially approach writing, including their understanding and involvement with the writing process, is the focus of this paper. It illustrates the variety of ways children deal with the concept of spaces between words, the differences between printed and cursive writing, and the left-to-right, top-to-bottom directionality of writing. The paper concludes with the observation that understanding how young children perceive and use the conventions of writing may be the first step in determining what information they are ready to learn and may lead to more effective techniques for teaching the conventions as adults use them. (EL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.