In 99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Writing
, the companion book to the highly informative 99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Reading
, educator and reading specialist Mary Leonhardt provides explicit, significant, helpful ways to inspire children's writing enthusiasm and abilities. Leonhardt's tips, including "always be encouraging about your children's writing," "make sure your kids develop a love and habit of reading," "start with literal poems about specific experiences," and "look for a school that treats students like real authors," emphasize the child's relationship with words and fun. Leonhardt has been teaching kids to become readers and writers for almost 30 years, and her experience shines through every easy-to-follow suggestion. Whether your child is just beginning to inscribe letters or is already highly resistant to writing (as are many students), Leonhardt can help. The book closes with grammar tips that even the most resistant child will easily grasp. --Ericka Lutz
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Strong writing skills are essential for success in school, college, and on the job. In 99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Writing, educator Mary Leonhardt provides parents with practical, easy-to-follow tips on how to teach their children the fundamentals of writing and make it fun for them at the same time.
Here are just a few of her nuggets of advice:
¸ Always be encouraging about your children's writing.
¸ Don't worry about teaching grammar to kids when they are just beginning to write. Most grammar knowledge is acquired rather than directly learned.
¸ Provide plenty of writing material.
¸ Encourage your preschool children to dictate stories to you.
Leonhardt follows up with 10 Easy Ways to Teach Them Grammar, essential tools for all budding writers.