• Dear Parents,


                Attached is ___________________________’s  journal writing for September-November.  During journal time, students respond to a prompt based on a book read aloud in class.  This month’s prompts were:

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                Listed below are the developmental stages that I observed in your child’s writing.  You will notice that your child can be working in several stages at the same time.  It is important that your child be allowed to explore writing at his/her own pace. 

    Please take time to look through the journal with your child and share these early writing experiences. 

                                                                                                    Thank you,


                                                                                                    Mrs. Poffenberger

    Developmental Stages

    _____ Scribbling

    _____ Drawing Pictures

    _____ Pretend Writing

    _____ Writing Isolated Letters

    _____ Writing Words Seen Around the Room

    _____ Writing Words From Memory

    _____ Writing the First Letter of Words

    _____ Attempting to Spell Words from Sounds Heard

    _____ Writing Phrases

    _____ Writing Simple Sentences

    _____ Writing Complex Sentences

    _____ Writing Two or More Related Sentences

    Other Writing Skills

    _____ Leaves Spaces Between Words

    _____ Writing from Top to Bottom

    _____ Writing from Left to Right

    _____ Beginning to Use Punctuation

Last Modified on August 18, 2008