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Writing in Kindergarten

Dear Parents,

Kindergarten children begin communicating their ideas through scribbles and pictures. This is the first stage in learning to write. As the school year progresses, the children will begin to use letters and words in their journals. Some students will even begin to write simple sentences and stories later in the year.

 

 You will notice that your child can be working in several stages at the same time and will move back and forth between the stages throughout the school year. It is important that your child be allowed to explore writing at his/her own pace.

 DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

-Scribbling

-Drawing Pictures

-Pretend Writing

-Using “Magic Lines”

-Writing Isolated Letters

-Writing Words seen Around the Room

-Writing Words From Memory

-Writing the First Letter of Words

-Attempting to Spell Words from Sounds Heard

-Writing Phrases

-Writing Simple Sentences

-Writing Complex Sentences

-Writing Two or More Related Sentences

 OTHER WRITING SKILLS

-Leaves Spaces Between Words

-Writes From Top to Bottom

-Writes From Left to Right

-Beginning to Use Punctuation

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.     

Mrs. Carpenter

                                                                                   

 
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