Proving Your Kids are Writing

penWell, throughout the school day anyway!  Using notebooks is a great way to keep your child’s writing organized.  Children already do a lot of writing throughout the school day and actually should be writing all day.  Writing helps encode information into your memory.  How often do we say, “I need to write myself a note so I don’t forget.”  It’s the same thing with students and learning.  Notebook entries in science, social studies, reading, language arts, writing, music and art are all examples of student writing.  Having a notebook with tabs is a great way to show your home school teacher just how much writing is being accomplished as well as show progress toward the standards.

Writing comes in all forms – not just stories, book reports or essays.  These are important but are also larger projects.  But writing includes more than just these major writing projects.  Other types of writing that should be considered can include:

  • note taking
  • definitions
  • general information about a topic
  • vocabulary
  • illustrations with labels
  • diagrams
  • explanations
  • descriptions
  • lab reports
  • KWL charts
  • any type of critical thinking charts
  • notes and questions
  • summaries
  • reflections
  • opinions
  • analytic jottings
  • scientific process

About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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