Observe the child with paper and a crayon or marker.
Ask the child to draw you a picture, then ask him to write about it underneath the picture.
“Writing” lines are thinner and have more curved lines than drawing lines.
Give parents suggestions for expanding the child’s options for writing surfaces. Children will write on anything at this age, so give them space to draw. Use extra-large paper to give children room to make many marks.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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