Emergent Authors Writing Center: An Innovative Teaching Approach in a Pre-Kindergarten Classroom
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
The qualitative, exploratory study focused on emergent writing skills in a pre-kindergarten classroom. Through an innovative teacher-created writing approach called emergent authors writing center, students were introduced to writing in a developmentally appropriate manner in order to gain insight into students’ interest in and functional use of writing. Through observations of children’s writing, teacher reflection journal, student writing samples, and student interviews, early writing practices were examined. The implications for this study suggest that given the opportunity, students will embrace writing and will use these newly acquired skills to express themselves and practice important early literacy skills.
Goodman, Janel, "Emergent Authors Writing Center: An Innovative Teaching Approach in a Pre-Kindergarten Classroom" (2013). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 29.