Helping Children Become Readers Through Writing
and Writing Workshop
Arlene C. Schulze
To become literate, young children must be able to use the alphabetic principle (sound-to-letter correspondence) in the process of writing and/or reading messages that communicate. This chapter explains the most effective and developmentally appropriate way to teach the alphabetic principle in a structure called “Getting Ready” and to engage children in its meaningful practice as they communicate message within the structure of Writing Workshop. Both of these structures are presented in outline form first, and then the implementation of each structure is thoroughly explained through a written demonstration of an actual first day lesson plan in a kindergarten.
Schulze, A.C. (2006).
and Writing Workshop .
In Helping Children Become Readers Through Writing (pp. 147-180). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.