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Meaning Matters Storytelling With Dictation

Posted by meaningmatters on April 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments 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...

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Writing: Moving Beyond Capitals And End Marks

Posted by meaningmatters on April 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM Comments 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...

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Great Expectations

Posted by meaningmatters on November 11, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Great Expectations

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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