Writing at Home How to Help Your Child With Their Writing Ability
Family Writing <ul><li>Writing is a part of family life </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of writing experiences at home </...
Types of Writing <ul><li>List writing </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Journals/Diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogu...
List Writing <ul><li>Parents are always making lists </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to make their own lists </li></u...
Notes <ul><li>Parents write all kinds of notes </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to make themselves notes </li></ul><ul...
Journals or Diaries  <ul><li>Writing in a journal or diary is done in an actual book and is often written in daily </li></...
Dialogue Journals <ul><li>A written communication between two people (parent and child) </li></ul><ul><li>Parent can write...
Letters <ul><li>Encourage children to write letters… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To family members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To...
Emails <ul><li>Written letters are becoming more obsolete with the ease of email </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to w...
Books <ul><li>Families honor birthdays and special events with presents </li></ul><ul><li>A great present idea could be a ...
Important Tips! <ul><li>Writing must be authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be overly concerned with spelling, punctuation, ...
References <ul><li>Padak, N. & Rasinski, T. (2009). Write soon!  The Reading Teacher, 62 (7), pp.618-620. doi:10.1598/RT.6...
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  1. 1. Writing at Home How to Help Your Child With Their Writing Ability
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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