Curriculum - Mrs. DeBoyace's Fabulous Fourth Grade

Early Childhood Writing Development

The development of writing in early childhood is a combination of both mental and physical progression. Mentally, a child is developing her skills of concentration, memory and language. Physically, she is developing the fine motor skills necessary to use the muscles in her fingers and hands for writing and drawing. Early childhood writing skills are best developed when a parent or caregiver provides opportunities for practice, such as providing materials for making cards or writing notes. For more information on the stages of writing development, go to Healthfully  https://healthfully.com/88414-early-childhood-writing-development.html


Resources for writing:

Handwriting resources

Close Encounters with Students’ Spelling: What They Tell Us About Language Learning (Recorded Webinar by Louisa Moats)

Dr. Louisa Moats on the importance of spelling – video

What We Know About Writing, Grades K-2

Everything you need for effectively implementing writer’s workshop in one page….awesome!!

28 Awesome Anchor Charts for Teaching Writing

Writing Paragraphs

Teaching Nonfiction Writing

Shape books