In this edWebinar, Christine Wei, M.Ed., ELA Content Writer at Square Panda, discusses the significant role invented spelling plays in helping children solidify their understanding of the alphabetic principle as they take their first steps as authors.
Too often when teachers say they are teaching writing, they mean that they are assigning writing work to their students, but they aren’t actually helping students master the fundamentals. From grammar and spelling basics to writing thesis statements and revising drafts, every step of the process is essential for developing confident writers who can effectively communicate their ideas. Based on several research reports, Jenny Hamilton, M.Ed., an independent literacy consultant, has identified best practices for writing education, which she shared in the recent edWebinar, “Strategies for Building Proficient K–12 Writers.” Overall, the goal is to break down writing into its essential elements, giving students the opportunity to master them before drafting essays and reports.
As instructors, it can be frustrating to see a lack of good writing skills despite dedicated efforts.
In this edWebinar, Jenny Hamilton, M.Ed., National Literacy Consultant, explores why students struggle with writing.
In this edWebinar, take a close look at how giving elementary students an authentic audience for their writing can dramatically boost their intrinsic motivation to write.