SRF Program

  • Becoming a Writer - A Digital Story

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media, Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.


    Becoming a Writer is a resource that supports early literacy by focusing on the relationship between how children draw and how they learn to write. It also focuses on children’s writing development across the early years and how early writers transition from early childhood to a school setting.

    Detailed Costs

    Not applicable

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: parents and educators of young children.

    Program / practice descriptions and details: the program and practice materials are available through the VCAA website. They include an online video, brochure titled ‘Help your child DrawTalkWrite’, and additional information.

    Staffing: educators who are familiar with this resource will be best placed to use it with parents. Services may need to consider backfill costs to enable time for educators to access and become acquainted with this resource​.

    Factors to consider: consider how educators may be able to share the practice knowledge from this resource with parents; for example, through a family information night or newsletter/Facebook page.

    Australian experience: the program was developed in Australia.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable