North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Writing

Goal: Children use writing skills and writing conventions.

Skill Progression: Use writing skills and writing conventions

Age: 12-15 Months

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Scribbles vigorously

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide paper and a crayon.

Elicitation Strategy

Make a mark on the paper to demonstrate that the crayon leaves a mark.

Behavior Observed

The child bangs or drags the crayon on the paper.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Exposure to markers and paper encourages children to discover cause and effect, which is the beginning of motivating them to want to learn to write.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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