ERIC Number: ED471388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Journal Writing with Kindergarten Children.
For the 2 years the author was a kindergarten teacher in a public school, the students did journal writing. This was a new initiative in the school, which was performing low and had been placed under "registration review." The idea of journal writing in kindergarten was met with a lot of resistance from the other teachers who felt kindergarten children could not read much less write. The author learned that children did not need to read to write: the students were not only able to read their text but also obtained skills to be better readers and writers. They became emergent readers with an ability to distinguish between the oral and the written language. Students wrote in their journals everyday starting in September and ending in June. Nonreaders became readers, and parents were ecstatic about the results. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A