Helping Children Become Engaged Writers
Many reading and tutoring programs include writing as a part of each session because these two language skills are closely connected. As children become more skilled readers, they also improve their writing skills. The opposite is also true – writing contributes to growth in phonics, spelling, word recognition, memory, and reading comprehension. Keeping a reading journal together is one way to encourage writing.
Many children enjoy writing their own books. They might make up a completely new story or follow the same pattern as used in a favorite book. For example, a child might make up a story about going on a tiger hunt instead of a bear hunt or put herself in the story instead of the main character.
Our tutors can adapt the writing workshop approach used by many teachers in the primary grades. This approach allows a child to experience writing as a process that evolves over time. Tutors serve as the audience for the child's writing.
Our Writing Workshop
Our tutors use a writing process that helps primary grade students (and older) to write a minimum of five paragraphs. This process includes two to three "thinking maps".
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