What Form of Writing Should I Use ?
This Literacy skill can be a bit….well…tedious &, for some~BORING!!!
But~it doesn’t have to be, well, boring…
Using Conversation, oral Story-Telling, Debates & Show-Me-How directions can lead to Written Expressions for all of the above AND Meet Primary Level’s Writing Expectations!
Meeting Primary Level’s Writing Expectations : A Practice Toolkit for the 4 Forms of Written Expressions is an easy-to-use guide full of information, ideas, tips & suggestions for encouraging your young author to use those developing fine motor skills and write the next Great Novel, Presidential Speech and/or Debate as well as How-To Colonize Mars.
Addressing the 4 specific writing forms your child is expected to use, this Toolkit will show you & yours How-To successfully meet those writing objectives.
This 32 ~ page (includes front & back manual covers) download, copy & printable resource Toolkit in an 8″x11″ PDF will reinforce the concepts your child is & will be learning in this year’s classroom as well as in the years to follow.
- Contents & Materials
- Tips & Suggestions
- Writing Guides
- Graphic Organizer Templates
- Writing Templates
- Transition Words List
- Contents List
- How-to-Use Instructions w/ Tips & Ideas
- 4 Informational Guides with Topic Ideas
- 6 Graphic Organizers for the 4 Writing Forms
- 4 Final Copy Writing Templates
- Specific Transition Words for the 4 Writing Forms
- colored ink printer
- printer paper
- strong wide tape or stapler or binder coil
- colored pencils & crayons
- spiral or notebook
Tips & Ideas
Ask your child what s/he has been writing in class to help reinforce that specific writing form.
Or ask her/his teacher which writing form is on the horizon.
If s/he keeps an interactive journal with you & other family members, browse through it together for topics s/he might like to continue in more detail. For example, comments about a class or family field trip to a Space Museum could lead to an Informative Article (“Exhibits of The Space Museum”), a Narrative Story (“Lost in The Space Museum”), an Opinion Essay (“You Should Visit The Space Museum!”), or a How-To Composition (“How-To Ride in a Space Capsule at The Space Museum”). Even a trip to Grandma’s house can grow into one of the 4 Written Expressions.
Talk about the topic & ask questions to help your young writer focus on the expectations. Use the Graphic Organizer for thoughts & ideas on the topic s/he has chosen. Enlarge or draw the GO on a larger piece of paper, if needed.
Save the complete sentences for the next step: The Sloppy Copy. You can number the parts of the GO & , then, number every other line in the Sloppy Copy spiral or notebook.
Have lists of known Sight, Spelling & Vocabulary Words as well as Word Spacing, Capitalization & Punctuation reminders nearby.
Your child can check-list the reminders & GO notes to correspond with the Sloppy Copy. Ask editing questions instead of telling your child about errors. “How does a sentence begin? What goes at the end of a sentence? Does that sentence make sense?”
Start with simple sentences. Ask questions to encourage your writer to add describing words & phrases.
Practicing this important Literacy skill everyday will help improve those writing skills. Promise!!!
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