Event focuses on several pathways
Parents and teachers joined forces at Thornwell School for the Arts on Jan. 23, for the PTO family writing night. Coordinating teacher Wanda Govan-Augustus gave parents different ways to support the language, cognitive and psychological pathways. One way to help children express feelings, Govan-Augustus said is by writing daily in journals provided by the school. She also encouraged parents tobrainstorm ideas with their children and to use open-ended questions to examine cause/effect, predictions, synthesis, application, analysis and evaluation.
Additional recommendations for parents included:
- Using comfortable topics to engage discussion
- Implementing sharing circles
- Instituting special time with each child
- Conducting listening skill activities