Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Children's oral language development is easily recognized by observing their oral vocabulary development, use of sentence structure, and involvement in the functions of language (Wiseman, 1984). Young children's oral language development has been considered a natural aspect of growth, but their written language development has generally been overlooked and has not been considered a part of acquiring literacy. Research indicates that young children show knowledge of written language long before formal instruction begins: Young learners develop abilities necessary for reading and writing on their own, as they grow and have experiences, just as naturally as they learn to talk (Beardsley, 1987; Morecek-Zeman, 1987).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1989 Patrice M. Schulte
Schulte, Patrice M., "Writing in kindergarten" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 3320.