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We learn to write in stages. Don't stop after your first efforts!  

 

1. The early stages of writing are devoted to mastering the ability to transcode speech and writing. Students practice the process of making letters from sound and sound from letters.  2. Students begin to concentrate on understanding what they are reading and to control the content of what they are writing.  
3. The later stages of writing involve the ability to express ideas coherently in print, to arrange thoughts logically, and to produce a clear argument. 4. Mastering the later stages of writing is dependent on practice in writing combined with reading. Practicing reading and writing is important  because, through practice, the brain learns patterns in spelling and meaning.