Supporting Writing Development
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Supporting Writing Development book
It is evident from this scenario that Zoe knows that her mother keeps track of the items she needs at the supermarket by making a list. This type of authentic writing experience can help promote Zoe’s writing development. As Sulzby (1992) explains, “when given a supportive context, be it home or school, young children compose connected written discourse using emergent forms long before they hold conventional ideas about writing” (p. 291). Even though Zoe’s list contains no real words, she is starting to learn about the importance of writing in her world. As teachers, you can help caregivers to provide these supportive contexts by sharing ideas for ways to incorporate writing experiences into their daily interactions with their children.