Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 439–446

Preschool Teachers and Children’s Emergent Writing: Supporting Diverse Learners


DOI: 10.1007/s10643-012-0563-4

Cite this article as:
Dennis, L.R. & Votteler, N.K. Early Childhood Educ J (2013) 41: 439. doi:10.1007/s10643-012-0563-4


Early literacy skill development is critical during the preschool years. Under that umbrella is emergent writing, a small but important component of overall literacy development. This article presents two writing strategies: (1) writers’ workshop and (2) dictation within the context of storybook reading that preschool teachers can utilize to target emergent writing development. Modifications for diverse learners are also included throughout.


Emergent writingPreschoolDisabilityEarly childhood

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationSam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA