Pre-Write Prompt Cards

Pre-writing prompt cards with shape prompts for early mark makers. The shapes on the cards and the associated verbal cues act as a prompt for the children as they mark make. The three movement exercises included represent the main movements employed in writing. Children do not need to recreate the pattern on the prompt exactly, but simply get used to holding a mark making tool and enjoy making marks in the suggested directions repeatedly. Our children love to say the words as they make the movements! Why not encourage your children to make these marks using different media, e.g. in a sand tray or salt dish? (Original artwork drawn by Sara Murphy and final digital resources created by Stuart Murphy.)

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Pre-writing/mark making/emergent writing prompt cards/posters

Pre-writing/mark making/emergent writing prompt cards/posters

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