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The English Language Learner KnowledgeBase for Parents

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Parents is an online resource parent advocates can use to help parents understand the ELL student program available at their child's school. It offers resources related to parent rights under federal education laws and how parents can be involved in their child's education.

Task 2: Writing

guideline: "Writing is an important part of our daily lives. It is, however, a difficult skill to learn and master. By getting a head start with some simple activities, you can help your child begin to develop his or her writing skills at an early age. By doing so you will be contributing to his or her future success as a student and as an adult while teaching her how to express herself."


Practical Tips

Encourage Your Child to Write

This link to the Colori­n Colorado website provides ideas for parents to help their children with writing.


6 Tips for Helping Young Kids Learn to Write

Holding a pencil and forming letters can be tough for kids with writing issues, who may struggle with fine motor skills. Here are some tips from to help your child learn these skills.

Colorin Colorado

This link to the Colorin Colorado website provides useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs. This website also presents a broad series of materials useful in the implementation of a language assistance program.

Helping Children Learn to Write

This resource from the National Writing Project provides guidance for parents as they help their children improve their writing.

Helping Young Children Develop Strong Writing Skills

This article from the Colori­n Colorado website "provides some reasons that writing is an important skill for people of all ages, as well as a list of suggestions that will help your child become a stronger writer."

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