Ways to Help Your Child Grow as a Writer

  • Tell family stories and tales about when you were a kid.  Storytelling is a great way to help students internalize story structure.
  • Encourage reading and love of words! Most writers claim to be avid readers and say that reading widely helped them to become skilled writers.
  • If something interesting or funny happens, encourage your child to write about it.
  • Play word games like Scrabble, Scrabble Jr., Boggle, Bananagrams, or Pairs in Pears and show interest in learning new words, too.
  • Have lots of writing tools available- pencils, pens, colored pencils, and markers.
  • Show interest in your child’s writing.  Be positive!