ERIC Number: ED267426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Dictation with Young Children.
Hall, Susan E. M.
Insights into Open Education, v18 n7 Apr 1986
Using student dictated stories to create class books is an exciting way to teach young children about books and writing. Children can thus use their own material as they learn to read, the books provide a class library, and writing through dictation allows young children to learn about reading and writing before they can read or write--even with invented spelling. This can be done with picture books, story books, sequenced stories, and books using previously printed material. Teachers need to (1) help children learn to dictate, allowing them to watch as it is being written; (2) be sensitive about both their own editing and editing by the children; and (3) encourage children to share the reading of the books with parents. Although class books should not be the only form of dictated writing, they provide a stimulating way for children to learn about literacy and books. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.