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|Posted by meaningmatters on April 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (1)|
3 Reasons Beyond the Common Core to Have Young Children Write Non-Fiction
The Common Core has placed a strong emphasis on the use of non-fiction in the classroom. Now learners of all ages need to become acquainted with the structures and features of informational texts, both as readers and as writers. More recently I have made an extended effort to explore non-fiction writing with my kindergarten children. I see many reasons, beyond the Common Core, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by meaningmatters on April 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Meaning Matters Storytelling With Dictation is an innovative classroom practiced designed to bridge the gap between students' oral language abilities and their independent writing. It is based on the understanding that in order to be a proficient writer, a child must have solid oral language skills. Factors such as fine motor development and phonics knowledge limit young children’s writing, yet their oral language skills are far more advanced. Meaning Matters St...Read Full Post »
|Posted by meaningmatters on April 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Writing: Moving Beyond Capitals And End Marks
Written by Kim Turgeon
What makes a fabulous beginning writer? What skills do we hope to see our youngest writers transfer into their own writing?
Beginning last year I decided to dedicate a scheduled time specifically for oral language development in my classroom. I hoped that by devoting time to language development that was separate from writing workshop, I would see the benefits pay off in children’s indepen...Read Full Post »