Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 439-446

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

  • Lindsay R. DennisAffiliated withCollege of Education, Florida State University Email author 
  • , Nancy K. VottelerAffiliated withCollege of Education, Sam Houston State University

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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 writing Preschool Disability Early childhood