Step-Up to Writing T-Chart and Paragraph Paper

Ways to strengthen your child's writing skills:

1) Encourage your child to use our Step-Up to writing skills:

Step-Up to Writing! This is the T-chart format that your child should be using in his or her writing 

2) Write for a purpose! 

Encourage your child to keep a trip journal, garden journal, daily journal, write e-mails or letters to friends and/family, or write to a pen pal regularly.

Link to over 300 creative writing prompts

Your child can also write a book report at home to share with the class

Here are some great sample sentence starters:
    I think
    I love the way
    I can't believe
    I wonder why
    I noticed
    I wonder
    If I were
    I'm not sure
    I felt sad when
    I like the way the author
    I wish that
    This make me think of
    I was surprised
    It seems like

3) Use a checklist when writing: C.U.P.S.