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Fostering A Love of Writing at Home

Last week I was asked to talk to parents at a local school about writing. I made the following points in my presentation. Writing (and Reading) is not just for School! It needs to easily move in and out the classroom. As teachers we want to pull down the classroom walls and spread the learning surrounding writing as far as possible.I urged parents to support these efforts and suggested some actions to aid writing development. Creating a bridge between school and home for young learners is always a great building project in which to be actively involved.                                                                                                                                                                          Set Up A Place at HOME It doesn’t have to be a desk, but it must be comfortable.Provide a basket of engaging booksProvide writing materials-notebook, assorted paper, scissors, glue, magazines Not too many items and rotate them occasionallyNotice reading and writing in th…