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ERIC Number: EJ1065922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
"Why Downt You Riyt Back to Me?": Family Letter Writing in Kindergarten
Pole, Kathryn
Reading Teacher, v69 n1 p119-128 Jul-Aug 2015
This article presents research that investigated how a school year-long letter-writing project between kindergarten students and extended family members could facilitate literacy development in students, as well as provide a way to build inter-generational bonds through correspondence focused on family history and stories. Analysis centered on the body of correspondence between the students and their family members, and used a comparative analysis technique. Themes that emerged include how the project helped improve literacy skills, how letter-writing encouraged students to write more, with longer thoughts and multiple ideas, and how the project helped develop stronger family bonds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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