Teaching Reading before Writing in Preschool

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  1. funinclass

    funinclass New Member

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    Is it easier for a child to learn to read before he can write?
     
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    Depends on the child. Nellie Edge thinks you should teach writing first, which promotes reading. Look up her website if youwant that point of view.
     
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    I personally think it goes hand in hand. This is coming from my Reading Recovery background & training. I just can't see a teacher teaching a child to read without writing as well and vice versa. For example, if a child learns a sight word such as "said", that's great. But wouldn't it make sense to then teach them how to make the word with magnetic letters, write in on a whiteboard, do some shared writing and allow the child to write the word "said" in a sentence while the teacher writes the rest? Just my thoughts.
     
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    The stereotype in our district(if I remember right) has always been k-3 reading drives writing and 4 up writing drives reading.
     
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    I also feel that they go hand-in-hand. From my experience, most children's reading and writing abilities are closely linked. My strongest readers are also my strongest writers. My struggling readers are usually my struggling writers.

    If you are in a Common Core state, the CCSS stress that writing and reading are equally important. I've also seen a lot of research that students can learn to be better readers through writing.
     
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    This.:thumb:
     
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    I have to agree with everyone else. When I taught preschool, I taught the two together. We did I get started with writing basics (pencil grip, left to right, writing lines, etc) about a month before we jumped into working on the reading stuff too.
     

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