WRITING ON PAPER
- One paper size provides for one line of writing, others have two lines, three lines, four lines, or five lines.
- A full sheet with one ruled line at the bottom and another with two ruled lines at the bottom are also included for use with pictures.
– Magazine pictures of single items (hat, bed, lamp) in a box and of scenes of and people (farm party, parade) in another box.
– Lead pencils
– Items needed to make booklet, such as paper covers, scissors, hole punch, colored yard, and crayons.
– Trays for assembling writing supplies and/or art supplies.
- Invite one child to come and work with you.
- Introduce the child to the paper supply.
- Show the child the paper with one line.
- Take two to three pieces of paper on the tray and a lead pencil.
- Have the child bring the tray to the table.
- Conversationally look and comment on the fact that the paper looks like the blackboard with lines.
- Tell the child that you will show him how we write on paper.
- Write one letter. Have the child look at the letter and ask if he knows the sound.
- Then ask if the child remembers the letters name.
- Have the child write the letter across the line.
- See how the child holds the pencil and correct if needed.
- If the child wants another letter, you write the first one at the beginning of the line and have the child write that letter.
- If the child tires and doesn’t finish the first line, he can place it in his storage place and continue at a different time.
- Child can work with writing for as long as he would like.
- Once done, the child can put his writing in his storage place.
- Show the child how to put the material away.
The child can practice writing using all of the reading materials. There will be labels, there are lists, there will be booklets, and there will be stories. The procedure is for the child to read the material, turn it over, write it, and then use the reading material as a control of error.