"Writing is an extremely complex activity and is the most demanding language skill for many reasons. Before independently writing, there is a whole plethora of skills that must be attained. First and foremost, students must have phonological awareness as well as basic knowledge of high frequency words. They must also know that words have meaning and structure. Students must also know that words strung together must have meaning.
This brings up something else students must have: background knowledge and imagination. From that, they must be able to formulate ideas and then transcribe them onto paper with legible handwriting.
Which brings up another issue: developmental readiness. Students must have the ability to hold a writing utensil, move it across a page and form letters that make sounds.
Whoa-this was easy for me to write, but this simple act may be tortuous for many students-especially if they have developmental or cognitive issues."
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[Glitterfy.com - *Glitter Words*]