Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Timothy W. Young

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Frederick Abel


The development of emergent writing and the factors which support writing were studied. Five ways that teachers support emergent writing in the classroom were identified and used as the foundation for the developed activities in this project. The activities were designed by the author for use in kindergarten and can be adapted to fit other primary levels. Recommendations for supporting emergent writing in classrooms were given. iii