ERIC Number: EJ898677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: 5
Young Authors: Writing Workshop in Kindergarten
Brown, Kathryn M.
Young Children, v65 n1 p24-28 Jan 2010
Good literacy instruction begins with immersing children in diverse texts--educators need to marinate students in literature so that, over time, it soaks into their consciousness and, eventually, into their writing. In this article, the author describes her experiences with a writing workshop for the 5- and 6-year-old children in her class. She provides a detailed description of the children's evolution as writers by illustrating work samples from the young authors. Using the workshop approach in kindergarten, the author has found that approximations and authentic writing experiences are the cornerstones of good writing instruction.
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Kindergarten, Writing Instruction, Young Children, Writing (Composition), Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Books
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A