Jennifer Partrick

Jennifer Partrick is a literacy specialist who shares her expertise alongside educators in school districts across the country. She specializes in helping teachers master the literacy block, demonstrating the connections between direct instruction lessons and guided reading interventions. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Reading with undergraduate degrees in both the Maria Montessori Method and Theater Education.
early learners writing development

Cracking the Writing Development Code: Teaching Writing to Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Students

By Jennifer Partrick

Early literacy starts when students begin to scribble lines and shapes on their paper. This early form of writing is based on a student’s personal code, or their ideas about how to represent their ideas.  To encourage a love for writing in young learners, we move through the following writing development phases: We begin with…

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