“Six-year-old Natalie proudly showed her parents a paragraph she wrote in school. The words ROUGH DRAFT were stamped at the top of the page. Natalie wrote:
I wlk to school every day. On the way I see kars, trees, and lots of peple. I lik to talk to the peple. Thay wave to me. I hav fun.
What does this sample tell you about Natalies strengths and needs as a writer? As her teacher, what types of instructional activities would you suggest?