- Can write legibly
- Is interested in effects created by different arrangements of words
- Chooses to write when presented with a range of options for self-expression
- Wants to share writing with others
- Uses conventions of language to their ability
- Experiments with forms
- Varies the purpose of writing
- Describes detail with sensory language
- Organises and unifies ideas in logical sequence
- Consults a dictionary frequently
- Proof reads own writing
- Is prepared to polish written words for publication
- Writes appropriately for specific audience
- Looks at writing with interest and listens to stories
- Recounts own experience
- Plays with words
- Communicates through art
- Pretends to writes something - scribbling in word patterns
- Beginning to write about experience as well as talk about them
- Dictate for scribing
- “Reading” own writing and own stories
- Observing that speech can be translated into print
- Tracing over and or copying writing
- Writing own name
- Writing words, phrases and complete ideas in sentences
- Enjoys writing
This checklist is taken from Chapter 9 Checklists in Getting Started with Hoemschooling Practical Considerations by Beverley Paine.
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