Emergent (ages 4-6)

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Essential Questions: 

• How are words written?
• How are sentences written?
• Where do I start on the paper?
• How can I make it so people can read what I write?

Content: 

*Letters represent sounds
*Letters combine to make words
*Print conveys meaning
*User of 'Sound Spelling' for writing: Write a letter for every sound you hear
*Words are constructed with vowels and consonants
*Writing uses a direction model: left to right, top to bottom
*Writing is used for a variety of purposes