Writing Pineapple

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Nicholas and Jack are working at the table with their teacher. Jack would like to write the word 'pineapple' and throughout the video clip the teacher helps Jack determine what letters to write next by giving him phonetic clues. For example, the letter 'N' is next and the teacher says, “So it’s ‘Pi – Nah’. What letter makes that ‘Nah’ sound?” Consider what Jack must be able to do with the letter sound provided by his teacher and think about what other techniques may better support Jack’s writing efforts. Notice that Jack asks the teacher many questions. Observe the types of questions he asks and speculate about what Jack hopes to achieve. Using the details of the entire video clip, consider how much or how little teacher support will benefit the child most. Carefully observe what knowledge about the conventions of written text the children’s writing demonstrates.

Keywords: Fives, Teaching, Child-Teacher, Literacy, Spelling

Length of stand-alone master video clip: 4 minutes 23 seconds