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Useful Tips and Pointers to Help Your Kids Write Well

Updated on July 1, 2012

This article contain vital tips to guide and motivate your children to make written works with fantastic results

Written languages are evident in our daily life, we use it communicate with other people and without it we consider the world we live in helpless and of no significance. The written languages encompasses our everyday life, we learn from the texts written in our books and in every websites, we learn about the foods that we consume with their labels, and all businesses can’t do without the numbers and letters. Truly with the written languages things we will able to accomplish our tasks with zest. Even with the emergence of truly sophisticated technology, the written word will inevitably have great impact to all of us and we will be able to communicate with other people with efficacy .

Children do a lot of school-related writing. But it is worth remembering that well-crafted written works go through a process. And parents can guide their children through every stage.

Here are some pointers to consider to help your kids write well:

rganize Thoughts. The majority children begin writing tasks without thinking. Persuade your child to use his thinking his abilities as he starts to deal with any writing activity.Make certain he thoroughly understands the writing assignment and let your child give details the task you have given, as he grasps what is told for him to do so, he will able to know how much help the needs.

Let him work out the assignment by himself. Solicit questions from him. Don’t spoon-feed him the solutions. Bring about plenty of ideas for him to tackle. Brainstorming will provide him a range of topics to write about. Once brainstorming stage is over, let your child have a glimpse at each topic idea. Give him confidence as he writes down as much detail about each topic for this will aid him discover the topic he wants to write about.

After brainstorming, let your child look at each topic idea. Encourage him to write down as much as detail about each topic. This will help him figure out the topic he wants to write about.

Writing the draft. A work in progress a draft should go through several versions. Mistakes, erasures, misspellings, asterisks for information that need to be confirmed or data that need not be supplemented later on, and little notes on the margin are expected.

Let your child take a break when he encounters dead ends. Always ask questions to facilitate him to improve ideas. Egg on him to employ words that are a delight for the senses such as crushing sound, a runner springing to his feet like a gazelle, rubbery feel, fierce as a lion, graceful like a butterfly and etc. This will assist your child think about his thoughts in a truly vivid and very imaginative way.

Editing the draft. Ask your child to revise his draft with grammar and spelling on his wits. Encourage him to read his work a loud manner. Listen to him carefully. Bite your tongue and avoid barging in to rectify him while he is on a reading spree.

Praise his work. Teach your child how to edit well. Request him to draw lines across words when needed to neglect phrases. Coach him to utilize a caret (^) to insert words. Encourage him to modify and shift sentences around. Let him tweak his own errors with your supervision, such as saying “I see a sentence in the first paragraph that is in need of a punctuation mark. Can you find it?”

Persuade him make use of a variety colored pencil for alterations to make them be noticeable. The marks will help well when he creates the final copy. Do not criticize his work no matter what is the outcome. Assist him to use the dictionary and to look for the words that pose a bit of problems. Spell out difficult words and write these down for him to replicate. Assist him pay attention to the sentences he wrote. Do they sound natural and right?

Writing the final copy. Converse with your child about the desired appearance of page to be submitted, like where his name should be written, measurements of margin, neatness of handwriting and etc. before your child creates a final copy of his written work. Let your child type or write the final copy of his work using a computer or a typewriter. Do not type or write his works for him, for it will rob him of a wonderful chance to see his work in the course of its completion.

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    • GeneralHowitzer profile image

      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      I'm crossing I'll be one, and looking forward to be the best parent I can be, with your encouraging words this gives me an idea that you are great parent now... Thank you for commenting and dropping by...

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You will be a great parent someday, I am sure. This primer would help some adults as well! :)

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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks kaloomba for the splendid comment...

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      kaloomba 8 years ago

      I applaud your subject matter on this one... Great idea to help kids learn writing skills!

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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks for commenting Dame... I appreciate it you find time to drop by...

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      I have a son who uses quotes from various books around my house that he uses in cards and both sons *borrow* books but the command of language is impressive. Great article! :)

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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thank you too dohn for dropping by... yeah i hope too I'll be having a kid soon hehehe... Long time no see my friend...

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Thanks, GH. I just hope that when I do have a kid, he'll have OCD just like me...I feel a T-shirt coming on :D