What Changes in Writing Can I See? by Marie Clay - Heinemann
What Changes in Writing Can I See?

What Changes in Writing Can I See?

Marie discusses how puzzling the written code is for young learners who are beginning formal reading instruction. She offers instructional recommendations for supporting the child’s complex learning.

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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. Observing change
  2. There are many paths to early literacy
  3. Children develop differently
  4. Capture the changes that occur
  5. Preschool writing and learning
  6. Exploring leads to copying and more
  7. Putting aside the search for correctness
  8. Can I make an analysis of preschool writing?
  9. A group activity for teachers in training
  10. The transfer from early childhood settings to school
  11. More formal assessments of writing performance
  12. Particular observations you might like to make
  13. The Concepts About Print Task
  14. Summary

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