In this chapter, the authors share a number of strategies that teachers can use to teach young writers what they need to learn. Importantly, we consider the teaching of the authorial and secretarial aspects of writing, both independently and as complementary processes as children learn to write. The strategies introduced offer differing levels of support from the teacher and broadly fall into four categories: modelled writing strategies,shared writing strategies, guided writing strategies and strategies to support independent writing. The chapter pays particular attention to Draw, Talk, Write, Interactive Writing and mentor texts as powerful strategies for teachers to use in the early years of school.Further discussion of how these strategies may be adjusted for children who are finding learning to write more challenging than most is provided in Chapter 13.
|Title of host publication||Understanding and supporting young writers from birth to 8|
|Editors||Noella M. Mackenzie, Janet Scull|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|