Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2003

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Luetta Monson

Second Committee Member

Andrea Bowman

Third Committee Member

Andrea C. Sledge


A handbook has been developed to aid in the design of a kindergarten writing program and/or to be used as a supplement to any existing kindergarten writing curriculum. The handbook consists of four main content areas of discussion regarding current writing practices used in a kindergarten writing curriculum: Writer's Workshop, journals, partner writing, and parent involvement. Each section consists of a brief definition of the term and five distinctive lesson plans implementing the above practices. Current literature and research regarding the topic of young children's development in writing were explored.