Skip to contentContribute to ReadWriteThink / RSS / FAQs / Site Demonstrations / Contact Us / About Us

 

 

Professional Development

Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

More

 

Strategy Guides

Check out our collection of strategy guides to find effective literacy teaching and learning strategies to use in your classroom.

More

 

HomeProfessional DevelopmentProfessional Library

Journal > Language Arts

Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms

by Liliana Barro Zecker

E-mail / Share / Print This Page / Print All Materials (Note: Handouts must be printed separately)

 

Different Texts, Different Emergent Writing Forms

Grades K – 8
Type Journal
Published July 1999
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

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

 

Related Resources

back to top

 

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing

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.