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ERIC Number: ED423048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 44
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How Can We Help Hesitant Kindergarten Writers Become Risk Takers?
Sterling, Lora T.; Martin, Suzanne; Lyons, Sandra
This paper examines the ways kindergarten teachers can help improve the writing skills of their students who are hesitant to write. The paper describes a project that modified the physical classroom environment, nurtured the emotional climate, and used other strategies, such as allowing more time to write, modeling functional writing, and valuing all forms of writing. A copy of the project brochure created to inform parents of ways they can help their child become a confident writer at home is included. The paper then presents six case studies of hesitant kindergarten writers that document their writing progress and highlight the importance of the environmental issues in improving writing skills. These issues include the child's perception of him- or herself as a writers, the teacher's perception of the student, parent participation in the process, and the role of the environment in which children's perceptions of themselves as writers can flourish. Original observation records with notes and anecdotal notes are included. (Contains 24 references.) (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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