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ERIC Number: ED453538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Written Language Developmental Continuum: Preschool-Second Grade.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The purpose of this "Written Language Developmental Continuum" brochure for preschool-second grade is to provide helpful information for parents, teachers, and other adults as they work with young children to advance and refine written language (writing) competence. The brochure is intended to be a useful tool for assessing children's development along a continuum of written language growth as well as a source of information about the competencies/descriptors that children are expected to learn in preschool through second grades--the descriptors list specific behaviors that are typical of children's development at particular ages or grades. The brochure points out that writing skills develop and become more sophisticated as students use them for meaningful purposes and varied audiences. It lists the following: descriptors for preschool (3-4 years and 4-5 years); competencies and descriptors for kindergarten (5-6 years); competencies and descriptors for first grade (6-7 years); and competencies and descriptors for second grade (7-8 years). It also delineates the following writing purposes: instrumental, informative, personal, heuristic, regulatory, and interactional. (Contains 12 references.) (NKA)
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina