ERIC Number: ED488983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Writing in Preschool: Learning to Orchestrate Meaning and Marks
Schickedanz, Judith A.; Casbergue, Renee M.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This book provides the important support needed to ensure that preschoolers become confident, competent writers. The reader will get a detailed picture of early learners' writing development; learn to identify and build the knowledge and skills preschoolers need to understand how print works; and find out how to provide the appropriate setting, assess preschoolers' writing development, and work with parents to support children's writing development. This volume contains the following chapters: (1) Where Young Children Start in Learning to Write; (2) From Scribble to Script; (3) From Letter Strings to Real Words; (4) From Short Messages to Longer and More Coherent Messages; (5) Time, Space, Materials, and a Helping Hand; and (6) Home-School Connections and Ideas for Assessment. A glossary, index, and references are also included.
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Preschool Children, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Family School Relationship, Writing Evaluation
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.