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Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms
by Liliana Barro Zecker
|Grades||K – 8|
Examines young children's ability to vary the forms of emergent writing as they wrote a story, a shopping list, and a letter to a friend at three different times during the school year. Finds that children apply their emergent knowledge about written language differently. Indicates a considerable mismatch between written products and knowledge of genre characteristics.
Zecket, Liliana Barro. "Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms." Language Arts 76.6 ( July 1999): 483 - 490
Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students draw a series of pictures that tell a story, including character action, problem and solution. They ‘read’ their story to others, transcribe it into writing, and create an accordion book.