Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adults praise children for their first attempts at oral communication. Adults do not point out the errors children make but listen for the ideas children are trying to communicate (Bissex, 1981; Calkins, 1986). As a result, children see the function of oral language as a means of achieving their personal needs. While involved in the process of speaking, children are taking risks and making mistakes thus learning language. They do not wait until they know all the conventional rules and forms of oral language (Rhodes, 1981).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©1988 Marcia A. Stirler
Stirler, Marcia A., "Fostering the writing abilities of kindergarteners" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 3415.