Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 4 Fall Writing
Write at Home
Connect with School Staff
Use Resources
Here are some of the things you can do to help your child learn…
  1. Have Child Carry Notebook
    Have Child Carry Notebook
    Carry a small notebook with them, paying attention to details and thinking, “I could write a true story about this.”
  2. Keep a List
    Keep a List
    Keep an ongoing list of story ideas in a writer's’ notebook.
  3. Think and Choose
    Think and Choose
    Think of a strong feeling, and then list “small moment” stories pertaining to that feeling. Choose one to write about.
  4. Family Stories
    Family Stories
    Think of the stories that your family tells and retells. Write about one of those.
  5. Connect with Book Moments
    Connect with Book Moments
    Use a book and look at the moments and relationships and see what you connect to and may want to examine in your own life.
  6. Write about Important Times
    Write about Important Times
    Think of first times, last times, or important times in your life. Write about one of these moments.
Connect with the School
When you talk to the teacher, do not worry about covering everything. Instead here are some questions that you may want to ask:
  • Can you show me some examples of my child’s writing?
  • Does my child’s writing meet the goals that are expected at this time of year? If my child is not meeting the goals, how can I help at home?

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