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Writing Can Be Fun!

Writing 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.

2.  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 other. 

3. Keep a journal.  

4.  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 situation. 

5. Create a scrapbook or family album.  Under pictures, have your child write their feelings or what they were doing during the picture moment.  

For more ideas, follow the links for parents on the California Writing Project website.


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