May 25, 2018
Almost finished! Is your homeschool year winding down? Summer is almost here! I can taste the lemonade! You have earned a well-deserved break mama! Take a deep sigh and celebrate all that God has done this last year. It’s not a time to dwell on the should –haves, but a time to reflect on all that is good. Pull out your child’s fall writing assignments, compare them with this month’s writing project, and marvel at the improvement! Count your blessings by making a list of all the things your children mastered this year academically as well as in personal character. You did a good job mom, and I’m proud of you.
Summer learning? Keep scrolling!
Conventions? Keep Scrolling!
Growth and development of a young writer? Keep Scrolling!
HTHL’s Newsletter is always jammed full of great stuff and worthy of opening!
Are you new to Here to Help Learning? If so, we’re glad you joined the HTHL Family. Get ready for some amazing writing adventures!
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Growth and Development of a Young Writer
and What You Can Do to Help!
Do you remember the baby milestone books that outlined your baby’s physical, emotional, social growth patterns? As a new mom, I would absorb every page learning about when I could expect my son’s first smile, see him crawl, and celebrate his first steps. I honored each milestone my son attained with a call to grandma, and, if I wasn’t a mama in the 80’s, I would have posted the news on social media! Learning to write is similar. There are certain milestones that you can anticipate and celebrate when it arrives.
Growth and development writing milestones unfold in a student’s life in overlapping stages as the student grows in maturity. As parents and teachers, we know that every child grows at their own rate thanks to our Creator and our DNA that expresses our individuality.
So here is my disclaimer: The ages that I will ascribe to the different growth and development levels are generalized guidelines. It’s when you can typically expect to call grandma and give her the news. If your child is a certain age and hasn’t achieved a writing milestone in her age category, that’s okay. If your child is in third grade and is doing multi-paragraph essays without much effort, that’s okay too. The levels are benchmarks that will help you establish writing goals for your student but more importantly, you get to mark the milestone moment with positive enthusiasm like when a baby takes his first steps. Those joyful spots in the journey lay the foundation for the next writing milestone.
In the coming weeks, I will outline the writing levels for you, and help you identify appropriate writing goals. We will talk about each of the six levels of writing and at what age you can expect to be looking for a new emerging skill. Just like physical and emotional milestones, there are a lot of ways you can support your growing writer.
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Write Early*Write Often*Write Well Writing Contest 2018 is ON!
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Here’s the best part! When you enter the writing contest, you also get published!
AND … ALL PROFITS GO TO SUPPORT Compassion International.
2018 Anthology is in the Editing Department!
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“As a composition professor for the past 15 years, I love your program! The steps of the writing process, emphasis on strong words, and necessity of feedback are concepts I’ve been trying to help adults understand for years, but you have successfully made them accessible and FUN for kids. If more students learned these concepts at a younger age, college composition could go back to fine tuning rhetorical skills instead of introducing them” -Konni J.
We’ll help your first grader get from
here to there so he can go everywhere!
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What did the Mora Family do in the summer to prevent cobwebs taking up residence in our children’s brain? Click: Here and make way for summer learning!
Join me at the CHOIS Convention June 1-2: Click HERE for information
- The Science of Learning
- Educational Life Hacks for students with Dyslexia, dysgraphia, or Dyspraxia
- Keeping Your Smart Cookie Challenged
- So Smart But He can’t Find His Shoes
- Finding the Pieces of the Puzzle (Special Needs)
- The Road to Homeschool Co-Op Utopia
Visit Here to Help Learning’s store! Check out our NEW product, Island of the Blue Dolphins Filmed Study Guide
Blessings! We hope you have a wonderful week homeschooling! If you need help with our writing program, send us a support ticket. If you just want to ask me a question, click ASK BETH.