Learning to write

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Clues

  • A factor that can affect how quickly a child learns to write (8)
  • Barclay - children practice drawing shapes on paper and show signs of emergent writing (4, 11)
  • Barclay - children start matching sounds with symbols and children start using initial consonants to represent words, e.g. h for horse. (12, 7)
  • Barclay - Sentences become more complex as the child becomes more aware of standard spelling patterns. (11, 8)
  • Barclay's fifth stage of writing development (8, 8)
  • Kroll - Children become aware of the difference between the conventions of spoken and written language. (15, 5)
  • Kroll - they develop a personal writing style (11, 5)
  • Kroll's first stage of writing development (11, 5)
  • Scribble writing, the very earliest stage in a child's early development (8, 8)

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