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Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
Writing at home presentation
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Writing at home presentation
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Writing at home presentation

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

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