Let's get literate.

Dear parent(s),

To help your child improve their literacy skills, I am requesting that you encourage your child to copy a bit of writing from a book (a fiction book, magazine, newspaper, letter – whatever suits you or them) for just 10 minutes a day.

There are many benefits to this: they will be reading; they will learn new vocabulary; they will improve their spelling; they will be able to practise their handwriting; they will aprreciate the purpose of punctuation; and essentially they will learn sentence structure.  This does not need to be submitted.

It is a simple task with hopefully great results.  You may even ask your child one thing they learned today from this exercise and you will be surprised as to what they have picked up.

Thank you kindly.