✏️The kindergarten friends are learning to write about their experiences from last weeks field trip in our local community.
⛔️As you can see there are many errors in spelling and mechanics but we are currently emphasizing on the most important things as writers :IDEAS!
💡The reason spelling and mechanics are de-emphasized in the younger grades: Too much focus on correctness interrupts the flow of ideas.
🛠Furthermore, teachers want students to understand that good writers revise their pieces many times for structure, development, clarity and voice. Although the mechanics are important for polish, correct spelling can’t make up for a poorly structured, underdeveloped piece of writing.