Manchester Public Schools
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Grade 5 Spring Writing
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Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Have Child Tell Their Story
    Have Child Tell Their Story
    Have your child “tell” their story orally. “If they can say it, they can write it”.
  2. Have Child Judge a Toy Collection
    Have Child Judge a Toy Collection
    Have your child judge a collection of toys picking out which one is the best and then have your discuss why that toy is the best. Have your child rate the best in the toy collection and tell why.
  3. Have Child Illustrate Stories
    Have Child Illustrate Stories
    Have children draw pictures that match their stories. Have children label parts of their picture.
  4. Stretch out Words
    Stretch out Words
    Have students €œstretch€ out words that are difficult to spell so they can hear all the sounds: Example: Stamp (st-am-p)
  5. I Agree/Disagree
    I Agree/Disagree
    Have children write or state €œI agree because....€ or €œI disagree because...."
  6. Quote Experts
    Quote Experts
    Have children quote experts in their writing
  7. State Opinions with Questions
    State Opinions with Questions
    Have students state their opinion with a question: €œhave you ever...? or €œdid you know...
  8. Have Child Read Opinion Writing Aloud
    Have Child Read Opinion Writing Aloud
    Have your child read their opinion writing aloud.
  9. Have Child Include Comparisions
    Have Child Include Comparisions
    Have students include comparisons within their story: Example: The yogurt at sweet frog is better than dairy queen because...
  10. Descriptive Words
    Descriptive Words
    Have students include descriptive words: (colors, shapes, sizes).
  11. Capitol Letters and Punctuation
    Capitol Letters and Punctuation
    Students should include capital letters and correct punctuation within their writing.
Connect with the School
Your child's teacher is available to answer questions about your child's progress and what they are learning in class.  Be sure to attend conferences, contact your child'€™s teacher via email, notes, and/or phone calls. Attend school events (i.e., Open House, Parent Math Night, etc.), as well. Review any work that comes home (corrected papers, classwork or homework) to see what your child is working on in class.  Keep the lines of communication open. Email or call the teacher when you have questions.

 
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