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Lauren Livingston
RE: writing your name
Sat Jun 6, 2015 19:57

I attended a workshop for writing and literacy skills for students with severe cognitive disabilities, they also discussed the importance of name writing at this workshop. I have seen great success with students writing their name in the morning to check in and then seeing how their name looks when their teacher writes it. Students need to feel and see that they attempted to write their name but then observe the model and formation when their teacher writes their name. I have seen students begin to form letters in their name through this method. :)

  • Writing the students name - lavertyse, Tue Jun 2 20:23
    In the emergent writing videos, we saw that the students were prompted to write their names. Then the teachers helped them write their names. I was wondering, what is the point in this. The students... more
    • RE: writing your name - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 6 19:57
    • Names are self - luckadooso, Wed Jun 3 16:37
      I think that writing one's name is important because it is an easy thing to relate to the idea that words have meaning. A child's name represents them and is one of the first words that they learn.... more
      • attaching name and sounds to letters. - catheyt, Sat Jun 6 14:05
        I think this is powerful for children who are still learning letter sounds and letter naming too. They are using the sound-symbol relationship to a word (their name) that they are the most familiar... more
    • Modeling is KEY for any student - Jordan Seagraves, Wed Jun 3 15:48
      MODELING!!!! Most people learn by seeing it done rather than just picking it up right away. Eventually these students would be able to write their names, but by having the teacher model writing their ... more
      • when modeling works vs. copying - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 16:01
        Sara and Jordan, These students did not already know how to write their names. What we observed in their classes was that the way they were being taught was to copy their name. Copying eliminates... more
    • Reply to Sara - Writing the Student's Name - Haley Brigman, Wed Jun 3 10:57
      My initial thought on this was that usually, writing single letters/writing the child's name is within the emerging stages of writing. So, having the teacher guide the student provides him/her with... more
    • Re: Writing the students name - hillaryyarbrough, Wed Jun 3 06:27
      When I watched these videos I thought the same thing. I'm guessing that the teachers wanted the students to know what the letters feel like, as well as seeing that their name has meaning in print.... more
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