Teaching Beginning Writers

By David L. Coker Jr. & Kristen D. Ritchey Last updated 2024/05/27


In this book, the authors share background information on how writing develops, and a research base for three key elements: handwriting, spelling and composition. The following chapters provide practical classroom advice for teaching all three, including several chapters dedicated to genre-specific writing instruction: book reviews (opinion), narratives and description, and how those progress from K-2. Included are helpful scripts, samples and rubrics. This is an excellent book for K-2 educators.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing B3. Language Conventions for Reading and Writing D1. Developing Ideas and Organizing Content D2. Creating Texts D3. Publishing, Presenting, and Reflecting
This resource supports the writing-related expectations of the 2023 Ontario Language Curriculum, including B2 (Language Foundations for Reading and Writing) with spelling, B3 (Language Conventions for Reading and Writing) with sentence structure, capitalization, etc., and expectations throughout Strand D (Composition: Expressing Ideas and Creating Texts).
Grade(s): K 1 2
Topic(s): Writing

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