Basic Tools for Beginning Writers
How to teach all the skills beginning writers need — from alphabet recognition and spelling, to strategies for self-editing and building coherent text!
This practical, teacher-friendly resource offers effective strategies to help pupils master the skills they need to get off to a great start as writers.
As well as exploring the important first steps: putting pencil to paper, identifying and printing letters of the alphabet and exploring sound–symbol matches, this remarkable book:
Including a variety of flexible activity formats – covering concepts such as learning the alphabet, onsets and rhyme, and how to build simple words – that are designed to stimulate learning and incorporate all aspects of language, from speech to phonemes, words and sentences.
- emphasises using activities that engage pupils
- recognises that story and image are good ways to introduce concepts
- will help pupils to see that printing legibly, good spelling and following simple language rules will mean their writing can be read and understood.
Activities can be adapted to the needs of both struggling writers and those who are more accomplished. Includes photocopiable sheets for pupils and teachers, as well as lesson ideas and effective techniques for promoting printing, writing and reading.
2008 128pp paperback