I read this wonderful piece on Two Writing Teachers and thought it was well worth sharing. It's about the importance of making things from our writing. Authentic purposes for our writing. Such a natural progression! Showing kids the connection between writing we do and the reading matter it creates...
Katie Wood Ray deals with this very same issue in her wonderful book 'About The Authors.'
They speak of kindergarten classes in the artice, which we would equate with prep/reception classes in Australia. Follow the link to discover more: