New educational research reveals that writing is as fundamental to a child's development as reading-and essential to academic achievement. In Your Child's Writing Life, Pam Allyn, a renowned educator and literacy expert, reminds us that writing is not only a key skill, it is also an essential part of self-discovery and critical to success later in life. Allyn's mission is to encourage all children to define themselves as writers-writers of stories, letters, poems, and even manifestos-confident in their ability to communicate with the world through words.
Both practical and inspiring, Allyn offers the the Five Keys to help kids Write: Word power, Ritual, Independence, Time, and Environment, as well as the Writer's Ladder, which helps parents understand and guide their child's writing through each development stage. But at the heart of the book are Allyn's imaginative prompts, which will ignite the fire of writing in any child.
In the Internet Age, we are more dependent on the written experience and the true craft of writing is more important than ever before. Your Child's Writing Life teaches parents how to empower their children with a gift that will last a lifetime. Book jacket.