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English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Primary);


Can children be taught to write in kindergarten? Should children be taught to write in kindergarten? How do you teach children to write in kindergarten? These and many other questions about the appropriateness of writing and how to teach writing have been swirling around the education community for many years. As a kindergarten teacher I myself began wondering about these questions and how to answer them. I was intrigued by the idea of providing a framework in my classroom that would encourage emerging readers and writers to create and manipulate their own text.

In an effort to better understand the framework of writer's workshop, I began reading and researching early reading and writing. Three areas in the literature that I reviewed greatly influenced my understanding of how a writer's workshop might be implemented in a kindergarten classroom: emergent writing, the writer's workshop strategy, and recommendations for combining the two by implementing writer's workshop in kindergarten.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Deborah L. Tidwell


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