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Writing Together for Success

Posted by User Not Found on 11 February, 2015

Parents looking for ways to help their children with writing skills at home attended a family workshop held at Maple Hills Elementary School. During the first of two sessions, parents and students learned how reading plays a key role in the development of writing skills. Librarian Christina Stempson and Title 1/LAP Teacher Sheri Ogilvie offered tips for navigating through nonfiction texts and identified resources available for students in the school’s Library.

In the second session, parents and students practiced their writing skills. Together they participated in an informational writing session similar to one that students would receive in the classroom. Maple Hills Head Literacy Coach, Cim Dew, led the writing workshop and worked to impart specific strategies that parents can use to help encourage the “inner author” in their students at home.