Writing to Children

While writing to the class, the teachers model good writing. It is beneficial to model a variety of formats and genres. The overall writing process, (plan, draft, revision, publish), is carefully modeled throughout. Teachers share a piece of writing with their students, then the class explores writing, reading, oral language, and word work strategies through the modeled text. An example of modeled writing is the Morning Message, which is a catalyst for students to use and strengthen their emergent literacy skills.