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ERIC Number: EJ1121979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Challenges for Beginner Writers
Dix, Stephanie
Teachers and Curriculum, v8 p31-34 2005
This article explores some of the challenges that young children face when they begin formalised literacy learning in the classroom, in particular learning to write. The challenges are discussed in terms of the transitions children are faced with when moving from family and community literacy practices to more explicit and formal school learning situations. How teachers can help children transition and learn the complex task of learning to write as emergent and early /iterates are discussed relative to the writing process.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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