Early Writing Development

Early Writing Development

Donald Graves pioneered new methods of teaching writing[3][4] and published 26 books in 25 years, primarily on the topics of teaching and writing.

In one of his very early books, Donald Graves wrote: ‘Children want to write. For years we have underestimated their urge to make marks on paper. We have underestimated that urge because of a lack of understanding of the writing process and what children do to control it. Without realising it we wrest control away from children and place roadblocks that thwart their intention.’

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