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Set Writing Expectations with a Parent Letter

august 31, 2011

Set Writing Expectations with a Parent Letter

To create an effective writing community, you need the understanding and cooperation of your students’ parents. Send a letter home early in the year letting them know how writing works in your classroom and how they can support their writers at home.

For our young writers, it helps parents to know that all writing (even if it starts with drawing and scribbling) is to be encouraged. For our older writers, parents need to know that mistakes are a natural part of learning. As parents focus on the positives, students’ writing confidence will grow.

To help you get started, here are three options for beginning-of-the-year letters. They’re in Microsoft Word so you can save them and customize them to your individual classroom expectations.

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9 days ago

Is the parent letter available in Spanish?

Liz Shockey
Liz Shockey
Reply to  Whitney
7 days ago

We do not have the Writing Expectations Parent Letter available in Spanish at this time. However, we’ll keep this in mind as we develop additional resources.

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