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Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8


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Adria F. Klein 1 Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Young Writers from Birth to 8 Noella M. Mackenzie and Janet Scull 2 The drawing and writing journey: progressions in children's learning Noella M. Mackenzie 3 Preparing children for writing: birth to 2 Laura McFarland 4 Writing in the preschool years Bridie Raban 5 Transitions and learning to write Noella M. Mackenzie 6 Developing authorial skills: child language leading to text construction, sentence construction and vocabulary development Janet Scull and Noella M. Mackenzie 7 Developing editorial skills: spelling Tessa Daffern 8 Handwriting, keyboarding or both? Noella M. Mackenzie and Rebecca Spokes 9 Assessing writing: practices to support young writers Janet Scull 10 Teaching writing strategies Marian Nicolazzo and Noella M. Mackenzie 11 Young children creating multimodal stories in their home, school and digital spaces Lisa Kervin and Jessica Mantei 12 Teaching writing to EAL learners Paul Molyneux 13 When learning to write isn't easy Natalie Thompson Index

About the Author

Noella M. Mackenzie is an experienced literacy educator and researcher. Noella's research, which is largely focused on the learning and teaching of writing, is informed by her ongoing work with classroom teachers and early childhood educators. Janet Scull is an experienced literacy educator. Janet's research explores language and literacy acquisition processes and practices that support the continuity of children's learning across early childhood settings and the early years of schooling.


"This is definitely going to be a book that I keep in my professional bookshelf for many years, and one that I will no doubt keep referring back to." Dr Brooke Scriven, classroom teacher and university academic, Australia

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