Hand-Written Letters and Children's Literacy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 244 , Segment 4
Episode: Super Tuesday Analysis, Barbie's New Look, How Doctors Die
- Mar 2, 2016 11:00 pm
- 14:16 mins
Guest: Kathryn Pole, PhD, Assistant Professor in Literacy Studies at the University of Texas Arlington Who doesn’t love getting mail? I mean a REAL hand-written letter? But we send them so rarely that children today hardly know what it feels like to get a letter from grandma. However, one kindergarten teacher found that when she introduced a letter-writing project into her classroom, not only did the kindergartners’ writing skills evolve dramatically, but they tapped into a new way of recording family history.