Learning to write

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U P W N P T W F G E E P B Q J R T W R B R
T E W E M E R G E N T S P E L L I N G Y X
J F H O T S G W X I V R D V V U D D U A K
C U C A O P U I X N Q Q M E N J D Y Y K C
C W Q L G M O C K H A N D W R I T I N G C
C D H S V O U I X N Q R O E S C A K Q B A
D I F F E R E N T I A T I O N S T A G E B
C H Y P R E P A R A T O R Y S T A G E F B
F F I G A I C I I I K G D R Y T R U K U L
P O O I T B T G K L N I Q X E X Q D S X T
H Y B H H J T H U N A W E B F K S O G V I
C Y A D Y V B P V I G X F R O Q N D O I J
G R M L N T C U K J T F Y F K P W P E L V
A P P R O P R I A T E S P E L L I N G Q I
N H K M P R A C T I C E K F E X X A L X T
D J R C I N T E G R A T I O N S T A G E N
Q U F E G S I A B E Y S M F R P X T T L H
I N V E N T E D S P E L L I N G W E B K I
P A H E Q Y G T B V K M U K A O Q K Q Q G
D L Q X O P B L P Q B J K M K P P E K M N

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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