How do kids really learn to write

with Patricia Zaballo

Some parents cringe at the thought of teaching their children how to write!

But we can start motivating them from a young age.  Tune in to find out how!

On this episode of Bilingual Avenue, I chat with Patricia Zaballos, author of Workshops Work!: A Parent’s Guide to Facilitating Writer’s workshops for Kids.  She shares so much insightful information to help our children become writers from a young age.  She breaks down how children really learn to write and lets us know about her very useful blog!  Get ready to be inspired and learn how you can get started with writing at home right away!

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About Patricia

Patricia is a writer, longtime homeschooling parent of three and former elementary school teacher.

The Breakdown

Her own writing journey;

Her tips for motivating children to learn to write;

How get them hooked on writing from when they are little;

The power of dictation and how it can help even our youngest learners;

What writer’s workshops are: an opportunity for writers to come together to share their writing and get feedback on their work;

Her tips for how to get a group together for a writer’s workshop;

How children can give each other feedback;

How to use Skype to connect with other children who speak your target language but may not live near you;

How to get children as young as four years old to participate in a writer’s workshop;

The logistics for conducting a workshop;

How to set up and carry out the workshop;

How to encourage the more timid or reluctant participants;

How to incorporate dual language learners into the writers workshop process;

The power of audio books;

How do kids really learn to write!

THE RESOURCES

Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know by Ralph Fletcher

Workshops Work!: A Parent’s Guide to Facilitating Writer’s Workshops for Kids

How do kids really learn to write by Patricia Zaballos

Patricia’s blog: Wonder Farm

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