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Ways to strengthen your child's writing skills:

1) Encourage your child to use our Step-Up to writing skills:

Step-Up to Writing!

*this is the T-chart format that your child should be using in his or her writing* 

2) Write for a purpose! 

Informative Writing Resource Page

Opinion Writing Resource Page 

*Encourage your child to keep a trip journal, garden journal, daily journal, write e-mails or letters to friends and/family, or write to a pen pal regularly.

Link to over 300 creative writing prompts:

*Your child can also write a book report at home to share with the class.

Here are some great sample sentence starters:

I think
I love the way
I can't believe
I wonder why
I noticed
I wonder
If I were
I'm not sure
I felt sad when
I like the way the author
I wish that
This make me think of
I was surprised
It seems like

3) Use a checklist when writing:

4)Check the Rubric
Informative Writing Rubric
Opinion Writing Rubric
Narrative Writing Rubric

Here is our grading scale for the year:
image of writing rubric table for each trimester