Literacy in the Home Information

Writing  to communicate ideas is more important than ever in our world.  Did you know most colleges require students to write an essay as part of the application process?  Did you know that many employers require a written essay as part of the application process?  Did you know that extended responses is required on state assessment?  Did you know that writing to show learning begins as early as kindergarten?  In short, the foundation for writing skills begins in kindergarten.  We've included helpful literacy ideas to support literacy in the home.  If you welcome more ideas, please contact your child's teacher.  Together we can build a strong literacy foundation.

Improving Writing Skills

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/

http://learningstarts.org/writing-ready

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/

Writing Parent Handout

Eastern Elementary Writing Policy