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    The write start : a guide to nurturing writing at every stage, from scribbling to forming letters and writing stories / Jennifer Hallissy.
    by Hallissy, Jennifer.
    Boston : Trumpeter Books, 2010.
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  • ISBN: 
    9781590308370
    1590308379 : PAP
    Bib #: 
    837514
    Description: 
    xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
    Contents: 
    Introduction: From scribbles to script -- On the write track: the path to writing readiness -- All the write moves: preparing your child to write -- Write stuff: tools, materials, and spaces that promote writing -- Make yourself write at home: how to encourage your budding writer -- Guidelines for the activities -- 52: Just Write Activities -- Learn: Skywriting -- What's in the bag? -- Mystery letters -- A-B centerpiece -- A-maze-ing you -- Sand writing -- Letters 'R'us -- Eat your words -- Alphabox -- Luck of the draw -- Make: Air mail -- All the news -- Signs -- Handmade books -- Command central message board -- Say what? writing tablet -- Scoreboard -- Table talk -- Scrap happy -- Family tree -- Do: Listmania -- Places to go, people to see -- Daily journal -- Field guide -- Travelogue -- Inventor's logbook -- Show-me-the-money ledger -- Telephone messages -- Autograph book -- Once upon a time -- Poetic license -- Play: Priority mail -- Office -- Private eye -- What's up doc? -- Food for thought -- (Un) bored game -- Fish tales -- Invisible ink -- Secret codes -- Fortune-tellers -- Treasure hunt -- Connect: Message in a bottle -- Letter writing -- Thank-you notes -- Postcards -- Passing notes -- Pen pal -- Greeting cards -- Party time -- Coupons -- Love notes -- Templates -- Writing resources.
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    "52 playful activities"--Cover.
    Summary: 
    How do you raise children who love to write? Jennifer Hallissy believes that if you give children a solid foundation of writing basics, they will develop a love of writing that lasts a lifetime. In this book, she shares the secrets for supporting young writers, from the smallest of scribblers to middle-schoolers mastering script. You play an important role in nurturing your child's writing development. You are your child's first writing teacher, and their most important writing role model. From teaching your child how to hold a pencil and form the letters of the alphabet, to creating writing spaces and meaningful writing rituals at home, this book gives you all of the information and inspiration you need to raise a confident writer. Fifty-two playful activities are presented as ways to invite your child to write. Each activity offers specific suggestions to meet the needs of Scribblers (pre-writers), Spellers (emerging writers), Storytellers (beginner writers), and Scholars (more experienced young writers)-providing the just-right combination of fun and functional skill development.
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