Basic Tools for Beginning Writers

How to Teach All the Skills Beginning Writers Need—from Alphabet Recognition and Spelling to Strategies for Self-Editing and Building Coherent Text

This practical book offers effective and creative activities that help young students master the skills they need to grow as writers. It recognizes that story and image are good ways to introduce students to concepts.

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This practical book offers effective and creative activities that help young students master the skills they need to grow as writers. Among the topics discussed, the book thoroughly explores the important beginning steps, such as:

  • putting pencil to paper;
  • identifying and printing letters of the alphabet;
  • exploring sound–symbol matches.

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About the Author(s)

Betty can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a teacher. "I wanted to have a big red pen and mark papers when I was in third grade, and when I was a young adult I knew that working with children would make me happy—and it has!

Table of Contents

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Overview: A Contextual Framework
Chapter 1: Putting Pencil to Paper
Chapter 2: Identifying and Making Letters of the Alphabet
Chapter 3: Incorporating Basic Tools into Routines and Play
Chapter 4: Phonemic Awareness and Sound-Symbol Matches
Chapter 5: Learning How to Spell
Chapter 6: Creating a Legible, Coherent Text
Recommended Resources
Appendixes
Index
Acknowledgments

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2007
Item No: 8221
ISBN: 978-155138-221-0

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