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ERIC Number: EJ1176408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Balancing Act of Kindergarten Writing Instruction
Auguste, Elizabeth
Educational Leadership, v75 n7 p61-64 Apr 2018
In elementary schools, writing instruction often includes a heavy emphasis on penmanship, cleanliness, and mechanics. While the importance of crafting a story and creating meaning are taught, these elements may not be stressed enough to young budding writers. In this article, Auguste suggests that elementary school teachers--especially kindergarten teachers--should be very careful to strike the right balance of teaching both mechanics and meaning, so that student writers can develop their identities as authors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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