Learning Materials

It is a good idea to consider how children make meaning using writing.

Scroll down to the link that says Toby's Writing. This is a collection of texts from a single child beginning at 18 months and ending at 3rd grade. Because this collection shows the development of writing, it also shows how spelling moves from invented to conventional.

Here are a couple of collections of children's writing:

Discussion Post

We don't typically teach composition in music, and yet students' understanding of music might be richer if they had opportunities to compose. Having looked at a lot of children's writing, think about how you might teach music composition. Write down a few ideas of activities that would help students develop as composers.