One of the most difficult situations you can encounter as a parent is your child struggling with their schoolwork. All too often a child who
encounters difficulty in learning will become disenchanted and disengaged. There are few things more frustrating than not knowing how to help your child when he/she is struggling in school.
Students come home with seemingly endless piles of summaries, essays, and papers to write. How often have you seen your child staring at their empty notebook pages and computer screens, lamenting that they “don’t know what to write”? How many times have you had to hold their hands and guide them through their papers (or worse yet, written their work for them)? As an adult, you know the importance of writing in school as well as the “real world”. What can you do to help your students become more self-reliant? How can you instill the confidence and skills your child needs to write fluently and effectively?
SQ Write uses simple, yet powerful tools to teach your child to Self-Question, Answer, Rehearse, and Write…effectively. Current research confirms that these are the crucial steps we must instill in our children to make them good writers. Although SQ Write was developed as a school curriculum, it can easily be adapted for use at home. It is an approachable, easy to use system that any parent can use. The SQ Write Q Card provides easy-to-follow self-questioning formulas. The SQ Write Thought Organizer tells us where and when to ask the right questions, providing a quick, easy-to-use visual reference that your child can use to keep track of their ideas. Your child can take these tangible tools with them as they go- to every class, to the library, and home. Before you know it, your child will become the self-reliant writer you always knew he/she could be!