Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 9 Fall Writing
Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
Write at Home
Connect with School Staff
Use Resources
  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. Write about Everyday Life
    Write about Everyday Life
    Have your child write stories about their everyday life (trips to the store, what they did over the weekend, having a friend over etc.).
  3. Have Child Illustrate Stories
    Have Child Illustrate Stories
    Have children draw pictures that match their stories.
  4. Stretch Out Words
    Stretch Out Words
    Have students “stretch” out words that are difficult to spell so they can hear all the sounds: Example: Stamp (st-am-p)
  5. Include Dialogue within Stories
    Include Dialogue within Stories
    Have students include dialogue within their story: Example: Mom said, “please go clean your room.”
  6. Reread Writing
    Reread Writing
    Child should reread their writing to make sure it makes sense.
  7. Use Mentor Texts
    Use Mentor Texts
    Mentor texts are pieces of literature that you can return to and reread for many different purposes. Texts are read aloud to students and discussed. They are then used to help teach the objectives in the mini lessons. Suggested Mentor Texts: Veggie Monster
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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