Writing is the process of negotiating text with
students and then taking turns
sharing the pen at strategic
points. The teacher promotes
success by selecting children to
write based on what that individual
child is capable of writing.
Interactive writing promotes
phonological awareness, letter
recognition, site word identification,
and conventions of print.
kindergarten children might begin the year by writing labels for objects
around the room or the names of shapes,numbers, or colors to put on a chart
or wall. As the year goes on, the writing might extend to longer sentences
and include topics such as science, math concepts, surveys, or virtually
any other subject. The teacher will provide more support and probably do
the majority of the writing at the beginning of the year and will gradually
withdraw some of the support as the children become more independent.