The Evolution of Kindergarten Writing

The Evolution of Kindergarten Writing

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

“Wow! That’s incredible!”  These are the words we often hear during third quarter conferences as parents look through their child’s writing work. Kindergarten is a time of huge developmental writing “leaps”. Children often enter kindergarten being able to write only a few letters or use “scribble” letters to represent words. By the end of the year, most children are writing two, three or even four sentence stories.

The kindergarten writing curriculum emcompasses a multitude of skills. A very important part of the curriculum is teaching children how to write a complete sentence. In addition, students work on starting sentences with a capital letter and ending with a period, exclamation or question mark.  Children are taught how to create a story with a beginning, middle and an end. Parts of speech including nouns, verbs, and adjectives are introduced and incorporated into the writing curriculum. A kindergartener’s writing progress is truly incredible!