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A presentation about ways families can help children improve their writing abilities.

A presentation about ways families can help children improve their writing abilities.

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  • 1. Writing at Home How to Help Your Child With Their Writing Ability
  • 2. Family Writing
    • Writing is a part of family life
    • Take advantage of writing experiences at home
      • Move your child to higher levels of literacy
    • Writing is learned best when it occurs in authentic situations and is used for authentic purposes
  • 3. Types of Writing
    • List writing
    • Notes
    • Journals/Diaries
    • Dialogue Journals
    • Letters
    • Emails
    • Books
      • Birthdays
      • Special Events
  • 4. List Writing
    • Parents are always making lists
    • Encourage children to make their own lists
      • Birthday wishes
      • Christmas list
      • Chores
      • Top ten lists
      • Any other ideas?
  • 5. Notes
    • Parents write all kinds of notes
    • Encourage children to make themselves notes
      • Reminders
      • Note to family members
      • Jot down thoughts or observations
      • Other ideas?
  • 6. Journals or Diaries
    • Writing in a journal or diary is done in an actual book and is often written in daily
    • A child could use one to summarize their day, or reflect on their day
    • Journals/diaries make excellent presents and can launch a child into a lifetime of writing and reflection
      • Makes a good writer!
  • 7. Dialogue Journals
    • A written communication between two people (parent and child)
    • Parent can write an entry and child responds and vice versa
    • Great way for parents and children to develop healthy relationships
  • 8. Letters
    • Encourage children to write letters…
      • To family members
      • To friends
      • To teachers
      • Unlimited options!
  • 9. Emails
    • Written letters are becoming more obsolete with the ease of email
    • Encourage children to write emails to…
      • Family members
      • Friends
      • Etc.
  • 10. Books
    • Families honor birthdays and special events with presents
    • A great present idea could be a special book
    • Use a blank book and have friends and family write a special note or words of encouragement on each page
    • This is a present that will be treasured forever!
  • 11. Important Tips!
    • Writing must be authentic
    • Don’t be overly concerned with spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors
    • Writing should be a regular family routine
    • Use a variety of materials for writing
      • Fun writing paper
      • Writing utensils
      • Colored markers/pencils
      • Construction paper
      • Etc.
    • Most important – MAKE IT FUN!!!!!!
  • 12. References
    • Padak, N. & Rasinski, T. (2009). Write soon! The Reading Teacher, 62 (7), pp.618-620. doi:10.1598/RT.62.7.9