Parent Writing Workshop Resources
Thanks to all those who attended the parent workshop on writing. If you missed the workshop or would like to watch it again, please find the recording below plus the slides and a tool to support writing, which was mentioned in the presentation.
Please contact our Curriculum Learning Specialist, Sarah Joseph, if you have any follow up questions about this.
Igniting the passion by creating lists or using writing prompts
One of the strategies I have used for many years is encouraging children to write lists in their writer's notebooks. This always needs to be initiated by an adult. Once your child has made a list of " the top 10 things that have happened to them " get them to place a star by three ideas that they could write more about. Then choose one idea! Next, encourage your child to talk about what they are going to write. This is the most important part. Ask questions such as what opening sentence could they start with? Have fun and explore the ideas!
Place any tricky words they might want to use on a piece of paper or sticky note before they start to write.
The list of ideas can be added to and written in new ways, such as a poem, story, letter, or song.
So here are the top 10 things that have happened to me.
The best life events list!
1-meeting my best friend
2-my dog Rosie
3-moving to Australia
4-meeting a kangaroo
6-cooking with my mum
7-beating my brothers at tennis
8-going on the biggest rollercoaster in the world
9-dressing up in my footie colours
10-my first sleepover
Now create your list!