Writing Can Be Fun!
is such an important skill for your child to master! I believe
if teachers and parents make writing fun, students will have a more
positive attitude toward this task and will ultimately have success.
Try some of these fun ideas adapted from the publication written by the
California Writing Project, Because Writing Matters. .
1. Write a postcard or letter to a relative or friend. Mail your letter! You just might get something back.
Create your own personal mailbox. Using a shoe box, decorate it with
paper, stickers, foam art, paint, etc. Make a slit in the top. If each
family member has a personal mailbox, you can send notes to each
3. Keep a journal.
Writing thank you notes, sympathy cards, or apologies give writing a
purpose and can give the writer a sense of peace or closure to a certain
Create a scrapbook or family album. Under pictures, have your child
write their feelings or what they were doing during the picture
For more ideas, follow the links for parents on the California Writing Project website.
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How to help your child gain fluency in reading
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web sites that can help your child learn
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