Early Writing Development
Donald Graves pioneered new methods of teaching writing 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.’