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Dix, Stephanie; Bam, Mickey – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This is one teacher's story about teaching writing. It describes and explains how Mickey (the second author) encouraged her young writers (6-7-year-olds) to collaborate with their peers "to make their writing even better". The article describes how the teacher, Mickey, redesigned her writing lessons to further scaffold beginner writers.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Experience, Early Childhood Education
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Dix, Stephanie – Teachers and Curriculum, 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…
Descriptors: Young Children, Beginning Writing, Emergent Literacy, Teacher Role