Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.

The Development of Secretarial Skills – Spelling, Handwriting and Presentation

The development of secretarial skills – Spelling, handwriting and presentation

Spelling, Scribble, Scrawl and Style

Components of the writing process – Encoding skills and automation – Blending -Orthography, roots and context – Facilitating strategies for spelling -Handwriting development, and more facilitating strategies – Chapter summary -Teacher activity

Components of the Writing Process

Wells proposes three distinct components of the writing process: assembling and organizing meanings relevant to the purpose of the writing, shaping the text to the assumed understanding of the audience, and encoding the message into words and grammatical structures. These do, of course, interact (Wells, 1981). Beard has suggested a slightly different perspective, made up of three sub-processes which need to be integrated in the production of ...

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