The Puzzling Code by Marie Clay - Heinemann
The Puzzling Code

The Puzzling Code

Marie introduces ways of keeping records of early writing. She describes how easy it is for parents and teachers to assess the changes taking place in children’s writing by using everyday observations as well as more formal assessments.

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Pathways to Early Literacy Series - Discoveries in Writing and Reading

This book is one in a series of three written for parents, caregivers, early childhood teachers, and teachers of children in their first year at school. No set order is intended. Each book offers unique discussions and suggestions, and each is complete in itself.

How Very Young Children Explore Writing introduces the reader to the fascinating writing attempts of preschool children.

What Changes in Writing Can I See? introduces ways of keeping records of early writing. It describes how easy it is for parents and teachers to assess the changes taking place in children’s writing by using everyday observations and by making more formal assessments.

The Puzzling Code discusses how puzzling the written code is for young learners beginning formal reading instruction and offers instructional recommendations for supporting the child’s complex learning.

Contents

Series overview
An introduction to the series: My perspective on relevant issues

  1. The first hurdle is finding a way into print
  2. We show them a new code: Print
  3. ase Study: Kay, a five-year-old making excellent progress
  4. Is this a letter?
  5. The open book
  6. Case Study: David’s particular difficulty
  7. We cannot see the eye scan
  8. Individuals are vastly different
  9. Case Study: A successful writer in Reading Recovery
  10. Moving slowly from confusion to flexibility
  11. Suggestions for teachers
  12. Case Study: Success in a classroom programme
  13. Snapshots of children working on The Puzzling Code
  14. Summary

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