How Children Learn to Write: Supporting and Developing by Dorothy Latham

By Dorothy Latham

Dorothy Latham comprises rules for sound and simple ongoing review of writing and exhibits how yes techniques can enhance kid's development in writing.

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Thus we can also see the importance of early intervention where special educational needs are at stake, and where there is early language deprivation. Laterality is important in the directional aspects of learning to read, write and spell, and left-handers may need specific attention in writing and spelling skills. While there are differences in cognitive functioning patterns and interests between the sexes, both genders have valuable attributes to bring to the learning situation, and teaching strategies need to exploit the strengths and minimize the weaknesses of both, through understanding and a balanced range of techniques.

Linguistic Universals and Related Theories Altmann outlines two goals involved in the study of language acquisition, firstly, understanding the gaining of knowledge about individual words, and secondly, understanding the gaining of knowledge about how words combine to form meaningful sentences (Altmann, 1997). The latter must include not only grammar, but also the structure of meaning through the putting together of words, and there are several theories concerning this aspect of language acquisition.

1994) Developing a Gender Policy in Secondary Schools. Buckingham: Open University Press. Sheridan, M. D. ) From Birth To Five Years – Children’s Developmental Progress. London: Routledge. 8423 Chapter 2 (17-30) 18/6/02 11:51 am Page 17 2 Early Speech, Language Acquisition and Related Theories ■ Babble and Babel Language acquisition and stages of early speech – Acquiring basic phonology – Looking at grammar – Linguistic universals and related theories – Young children’s uses of language in the early stages – Chapter summary – Teacher activity ■ Language Acquisition and Stages of Early Speech The acquisition of speech and the learning of language is one of the areas where critical periods appear to operate quite strongly, centred in early childhood (Pinker, 1994; Greenfield, 2000a).

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