Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Emily J. Isaacs
This thesis is an exploration of how preschoolers write, what preschool writing looks like, and how teachers can better position themselves to create strong and engaged writers. Intended to provide busy preschool teachers with real-world solutions, this thesis will focus on the research that points to best practices in the classroom and discuss what works and what doesn’t. While discussing the common challenges in preschool literacy, this thesis will discuss how home involvement greatly affects writing literacy and will therefore suggest ways in which to better engage and train parents. Current theories of literacy development are also explored through the framework of the preschool writer. A discussion of Universal Preschool and the merits of a public system available to all children will conclude this thesis.
Walsh, Lisa, "Writing in the Preschool Classroom : The Emergent Writer" (2012). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 1079.