The California Writing Project has assembled a handbook for parents, guardians, teachers, and caretakers. It is a booklet filled with writing activities and resources from teachers and project leaders across California for how they work in collaboration with parents to help children become confident, skilled writers.
Filled with over forty writing activities for families that show children the power and pleasure of writing:
Writing connects families and friends.
Writing preserves memories.
Writing as a family teaches the power of collaboration.
Writing helps solve problems.
Writing helps children take a stand.
Writing is everywhere, not just in school.
Writing helps children learn responsibility.
Writing should go public.
Writing inspires creativity all year round.
Writing improves reading. Reading improves writing.
Writing improves with parents’ help.
Writing does not need to be just in English.
Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Dari/Farsi, Vietnamese, Russian and Chinese.
This booklet provides parents with a way to help teach the writing process, something that is long overdue.”