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Inspiring Successful Writers Part 1 (Grades K-6)
Your kindergartener loves to tell stories but can hardly hold a pencil. Your 9-year-old is producing a novel. And the blank page reduces your 11-year-old to tears. What’s a parent to do? Kim will encourage and equip you to teach each of your children, whether reluctant or advanced, by breaking the writing process into manageable steps. Above all, discover how to infuse teaching time with fun so that your children will find joy in writing.Inspiring Successful Writers Part 2 (Grades 7-12)
Inspiring Successful Writers Part 1 [284kB PDF]
Parents agree—inspiring kids to write well is one of the most intimidating tasks you face. Even if it’s your weakest area, you’ll be relieved to learn that you CAN train your junior high and high schoolers to write. So come discover a fresh approach to teaching composition skills and elements of style. Learn to objectively edit and evaluate writing so you can encourage your struggling, reluctant learner while challenging the one who’s more articulate and motivated.Effective Tips for Teaching Timed Essays
Inspiring Successful Writers Part 2 [302kB PDF]
College classes, SAT tests ... Does the prospect of writing timed essays send you and your teen into a tailspin? Take heart! This workshop, geared to parents of 8th-12th graders, discusses various types of essays and gives practical suggestions for teaching this important writing skill. Gain tips on brainstorming, simple outlining, and organization of a timed essay, and learn the secret to reducing the fear factor!Growing Your Child's Writing Vocabulary
Effective Tips for Teaching Timed Essays [629kB PDF]
Whether you have infants, teens, or in-betweens, Kim shares dozens of ideas to help you develop, encourage, and strengthen your children’s vocabulary. In particular, discover how simple tools such as reading aloud, asking questions, and playing word games will boost your students’ ability to use words more powerfully and precisely in their writing.Writing Strategies for Special Needs Kids
Growing Your Child's Writing Vocabulary [449kB PDF]
It’s not just your child. Most students struggle with writing at some level, but when a child learns with difficulty, the challenges are magnified. Poor spelling, illegible handwriting, attention and processing disorders, and physical limitations interfere with the ability to communicate on paper. Typically, this means short, disorganized, writing that’s riddled with errors. The good news? You know your child better than anyone and care more deeply about his needs—there is much you can do! If your child has mild to moderate learning challenges, this workshop will offer practical steps you can take to instill confidence and writing skills in your LD child.
Writing Strategies for Special Needs Kids [282kB PDF]
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