Explained simply, writing is the process of arranging symbols (i.e. letters, punctuation and spacing) to communicate thoughts. Writing involves fine and gross motor skills (e.g. sitting on a chair, controlling a writing implement and letter formation) with oral language skills (e.g. formulating ideas into grammatically correct sentences and the ability to focus on one word on a time) while applying literacy skills (alphabet and phonic knowledge, and sounding-out/phonological awareness ability). When viewing a student’s written work, it is common to clearly identify if oral language skills, motor skill or literacy skills require further attention.