|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 »
|Posted by meaningmatters on November 11, 2012 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
Written by Lauren Mitsis
Meaning Matters enjoyed our time at Lesley Literacy for All Conference. We were honored to present Meaning Matters Storytelling, our own practice, as well as thoroughly enjoyed making connections with other professionals. We LOVED having our thoughts stimulated by well-respected educators and identified with many core beliefs, struggles, and passions.
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