Strategies for young writers:
· Child is learning
how to be able to “come up with ideas” and is beginning to know that he or she can “write on their ideas”.
Child participates in the offering of ideas in classroom forums.
· Child is able to find and use a quiet place and a quiet
moment to write. He or she is able to settle into the quiet atmosphere of the writing studio without
excessive delay. Child is able to maintain his writing task without needing to talk to other children or even to the teacher,
once solitary writing has begun.
· Child is gaining skill at letting ideas “flow onto
the paper” as writing. Child maintains courage during the initial stage of idea elaboration. Child sees his own writings
as something of value, equal to those of his classmates. Child feels satisfaction at having expressed
his ideas in writing form.