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Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement

by Julie Wollman, Ph.D.

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Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement

Grades K – 5
Type Book
Pages 144
Published July 2000
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Bursting with the energetic voices of young writers and their families, this book follows the development of emergent and beginning writers as they explore the power and joy of written communication.

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Wollman-Bonilla, Julie. 2000. Family Message Journals: Teaching Writing through Family Involvement. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

 

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Family Message Journals Teach Many Purposes for Writing

This lesson encourages children to explore authentic reasons for writing by writing messages to their family in a family message journal.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Launching Family Message Journals

This lesson introduces Family Message Journals—a teacher-tested tool for encouraging family involvement and supporting writing to reflect and to learn.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter

Students write persuasive letters to their librarian requesting that specific texts be added to the school library. As they work, students plan their arguments and outline their reasons and examples.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Persuasive Writing: What Can Writing in Family Message Journals Do for Students?

This lesson engages children in using writing to their families as a persuasive tool to get what they want and need.