ERIC Number: ED292563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Writing: The Common Denominator of a Kindergarten Curriculum.
McGee, Karen A.
Various techniques for encouraging writing among kindergarten children are described in this paper. Techniques include: (1) dictating stories; (2) establishing the format of a text by using repetitive patterns, the rhythm of the language, cumulative patterns, the familiarity of a story or story line, and familiar sequences; (3) using "I-Searches" written in the first person and emphasizing truth-telling and clear language; (4) teaching writing with a phonics approach; (5) using life skill writing, or "real life writing," in simulated natural settings; (6) using journals, which allow children to write for themselves and choose their own topics. Concluding remarks focus on the place of writing in the kindergarten curriculum. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Northern California Kindergarten Conference (6th, San Francisco, CA, January 23, 1988). This document is printed on pink paper.