Ways to strengthen your child's writing skills:
1) Encourage your child to use our Step-Up to writing skills:
*this is the T-chart format that your child should be using in his or her writing*
2) Write for a purpose!
*Encourage your child to keep a trip journal, garden journal, daily journal, write e-mails or letters to friends and/family, or write to a pen pal regularly.
Click on the following link for over 300 creative writing prompts:
*Your child can also write a book report at home to share with the class.
Here are some great sample sentence starters:
I love the way
I can't believe
I wonder why
If I were
I'm not sure
I felt sad when
I like the way the author
I wish that
This make me think of
I was surprised
It seems like
3) Use a checklist when writing:
Here is our grading scale for the year: