•                                            Writing Tips
    The best way to become a better writer is to WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!

    Let your child see you writing every day with your grocery lists, recipe directions, messages to family members, reminders on the refrigerator, notes in their lunchbox, bookbags, pockets, etc.

    Encourage your child to write.  Give your child various topics to think about and then sit down together and write a story. Give them story starter ideas. Cut out pictures from magazines and write a sentence about that picture. Getting started is the key and then your child will blossom with writing. They tend to fear about what to write and how to spell the words.  This comes with practice and experience!!

    Read aloud to your child as often as possible.  Their reading to you is the most excellent way to encourage good fluency and a love of reading. Reading from varied authors encourages them to compare styles of writing and also see different illustrators artwork. Part of the writing process is also illustrating the story if they wish. Have your child write their own short book and bring to class and share with their classmates.

    Save your child's writing in a special writing box.  Sit down at various times to reread the stories and compare the growth he.she has made.  You'll be glad that you saved their stories of their early years of writing.

    These are just a few ideas to help your child become a better writer.  It can open up a wonderful world of their imagination in the printed form.