A video series to teach your child how to write at home!
Hello, parents! The second-most important thing your child can do at home that will help them improve as a student is to write. Of course, the most important is reading, and many of your children are doing that consistently. Students who don’t write at home will become farther behind in their learning.
In this video series, I begin by teaching the necessary skills to write successfully, including how to get started and what tools are needed. Then I become your child’s “writing buddy” by writing quietly together to build writing stamina. Play one of the videos for your child, and I will keep them accountable to their writing. Plus, with them writing quietly, you’ll be able to engage in the work you need to complete.
After completing the video series, your child will have the skills and the ability to be engaged in writing for long periods of time, wherever they are.
Gail Boushey, Teacher and Author
All right, families—let's get started!
If you’re here because your child’s teacher shared this with you, that’s great! That means your child is probably familiar with these lessons and this will serve as a valuable review. Or you may already know me as your child’s reading buddy.
If this is all new to you, you’ve come to the right place to increase the productivity and learning level in your household.
We’re so happy you found us!
Watch the introduction video above. Want more information? Read this letter.
Gather Paper and Writing Tools
Your child will need a notebook or paper, something to write with like a pen or pencil. They also might want to use crayons or colored pencils.
Begin the Series Together
Watch the first video with your child to learn the behaviors to model while you're working or writing.
Remember . . .
- Writing is the second most accessible and beneficial learning activity you can provide your child.
- It takes time to build writing stamina. Encourage your child and celebrate what they can do. Go slow!
- Talk to your child about what they are writing, the number of minutes they write, and what they like about writing.
- Share your child's progress with their teacher and other family members.
You're now ready...let's write!
Student Reading and Writing Tracker
Motivation to learn has been extremely low for many students who are learning from home.
Students will be more motivated and engaged while READING and WRITING at home with this two-sided tracker—one side for reading, and the other is for writing.
PRO TIP: When they've filled it out, have them snap a photo and send it to their teacher.
We hope this video series has helped you and your family
We appreciate you and the work you're doing with your child. Here are ways you can help us.
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Stay in touch
If you have any questions or comments, send us a message at [email protected]. We would like to hear how this video series is working in your home, and how we can improve.
Reading at Home
Same concept—for reading! Your child will slowly build their reading stamina with Gail.
By the end of the 8-video series, your child will reach 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading. Don't believe it? Let your child try it out and it's your job to support them in their learning!