- Have your child write a story, song, poem, or article about a family event and then read it back to an adult
- Have your child write a conversation using correct punctuation. The conversation could be between two of their favorite TV characters, two characters in a book, or even two members of their family
- Students who become interested in certain aspects of the news should be encouraged to write letters requesting information or commending the actions of some person in the news
- Encourage students to write to their Congressperson. Their office staff is glad to supply information about current affairs—new bills being considered, their opinions regarding certain issues, and so on. They will often respond to letters that request information or ask questions
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