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Analysis of Early Years Writing

  • Submitted by: tubbz44
  • on May 29, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,866 words

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Analysis of early Years writing

In this paper I have investigated a sample of a child’s writing, in relation to theories of
cognitive and social development of children in early years of their schooling. I have drawn
on the relevant literature in order to conduct an analysis of this child’s writing and the
possibilities of a number of teaching and learning strategies that might be employed in a
program of writing instruction for this child.

This sample of writing indicates that the child in question is at the early stage of level two
writing. According to the Victorian curriculum and assessment authority (VCAA, 2005) level
two, students include some related ideas about familiar topics. And they also write short
sequenced text. The familiar topic my child Simon has written about is basketball, which
shows that this is a familiar topic to him. The VCAA also states that, they write texts that
convey ideas and information to known audiences. This relates to Simons writing, as he was
writing it for his teacher which was a known audience to Simon. The VCCA then goes on to
suggest pronouns, conjunctions and adverbial phrases are used to link ideas in a variety of
ways.   Simon uses time in his first sentence when he writes, “On the weekend” Simon also
uses conjunctions such as “and” to link sentences. However Simon does not use pronouns in
this piece of writing. Simon makes use of known spelling patterns to make plausible attempts
at spelling unfamiliar words and he accurately spells frequently used words. (VCCA, 2005)
Simon shows this by spelling well known words correctly such as: on, the, played, and, we
and weekend. Simon also makes reasonable attempts at words such as brskbll (Basketball)
and NoKetietr (knockout). VCCA also states that the students use capital letters, full stops
and question marks correctly. Simon predominately uses capital letters in the correct spots
such as people’s names and at the start of a...

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