The Importance Of Pre-Writing Skills. Pre-writing skills are essential for a child to be able to develop the ability to hold and move a pencil fluently and effectively and therefore, produce legible writing. When these skills are underdeveloped it can lead to frustration and resistance.
Writing typically consists of 4 main stages: planning, writing, editing and reviewing. As writing is an iterative process, these activities do not occur in a fixed order; rather, writers move among these activities although typically, more time is spent on planning or thinking at the start and on editing and reviewing at the end (Hartley, 2008).