+ Language for Emerging Writing (and Drawing) Skills

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Here is some language to use to help you orient your tiny artists, and to make your little ones comfortable with a piece of paper and a marking tool.

These concepts will be needed when  they draw and begin to write on paper — and will  give them, as well,  language for daily life.

  • right
  • left
  • up, top
  • down, bottom, under
  • near, close, closer, closest
  • above, below
  • beside, inside
  • between, through, around 
  • by, next to
  • over, under
  • behind
  • about
  • far, farther, farthest
  • touching, against, at, on, in, within
  • begin, start
  • end, stop
  • middle, center
  • half
  • edge
  • side
  • corner
  • front, back
  • same, match, equal
  • straight
  • slant, diagonal
  • curve
  • point, dot
  • line
  • first, second, third … last
  • before, after
  • wide, narrow
  • least, most
  • whole, part
  • row, column
  • small, medium, big
  • some, every
  • toward, away, across
  • beyond
  • tall, short
  • long, short
  • steep, gradual
  • deep, shallow
  • on, off
  • open, closed
  • any, every, none
  • with, without
  • together, apart
  • inside, outside
  • from, to
  • reverse, opposite
  • change, add, take away
  • inch, foot, yard, mile

You will think of others!

source: a handout of unknown origin

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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