ERIC Number: ED427322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Improving Your Child's Writing Skills.
Smith, Carl B.
Intended for parents, this book offers straightforward directions on how to guide children in constructing a composition. It also helps parents review and clarify compositions that their children have already written. The book gives a developmental perspective to children's performance and includes sample compositions from actual classroom writing of children in grades 3-5. Chapters in the book are: (1) What Do Kids Write about in the Early Grades?; (2) Follow a Writing Process; (3) Prewriting: "How Do I Get Started?"; (4) Drafting: "How Do I Write the First Version?"; (5) Revising: "How Can I Improve What I've Written?"; (6) Proofreading: "How Can I Check for Mistakes?"; (7) Writing Descriptions; (8) Writing Letters; (9) Writing about Literature; and (10) Writing Stories. The book contains worksheets to give parent and child a thorough guide to improved writing, starting with early activity in the elementary grades. (CR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Strategies, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Teaching Methods, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Family Learning Association, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407; Tel: 800-759-4723 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.