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Transition to Ownership: Part Two

Hi everyone!

This is our 7th podcast, 5th in the series related to the Natural Stages of Growth in writing. We started discussing the Transition to Ownership in podcast 06 and this is the second half of that conversation. You’ll want to listen to that half first. We continue our discussion of your role in the “Big Juicy Conversations” you need to be having with your fledgling thinkers. Please post your questions about your child in our comments section.

Enjoy!

Julie

Transition to Ownership: Part One

This is our first of a two part discussion of the Transition to Ownership stage of writing growth. This is the time when your 13-14 year olds (8th-9th graders) are making the somewhat treacherous journey from adorable, fact-centered child to rhetorical imagination (the awareness that the world is inhabited by unlimited numbers of perspectives). Noah helps me make this discussion especially engaging.

We’re having a great time making these podcasts (we hope many of you are listening). Share them around, please! I find myself utterly charmed by the chance to express all this build up of thinking I’ve cultivated over 13 years of writing instruction and ponderings. Let me know what you think and pose your questions in the comments.

Julie

Quick footnote: there are a couple of gaffes – the way there are when you record yourself mid-roll talking. For instance, I say “posterior” baby when I mean “post-term”! 🙂

Here’s Part Two!

Faltering Ownership

Today’s podcast features the characteristics of writers between the ages of 11-12. Join us as we look at how you can create the conditions for growth and joy in writing with your kids.

Julie

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11-12 year olds (age range is approximate)

Developmentally appropriate projects.
Step-by-step instructions.
A weekly and monthly plan.

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Partnership Writing Stage of Development

We press on! This week’s podcast is the second in the series where we look at each of the natural developmental stages of growth in writing. This particular episode focuses on the most overlooked stage of development in the writing journey and accounts for the development of writer’s block and writing resistance in kids. If you successfully navigate the Partnership Writing phase, your kids will not be plagued with the “blank page, blank stare” syndrome. You’ll both know how to create writing and what role you each play in the process. Enjoy.

Julie

 

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9-10 year olds (age range is approximate)

Developmentally appropriate projects.
Step-by-step instructions.
A weekly and monthly plan.

The Writer’s Jungle provides you with the essential tools that enable you to be an effective writing coach. Partnership Writing is the product that gives you a practical routine (think, schedule ala Brave Writer) and 10 month-long writing assignments.

Download a FREE sample on our product page.

Jot It Down Stage of Development

In this week’s podcast is the first in a series where we look at each of the natural developmental stages of growth in writing. In my years of working with families, I’ve found that it is much more effective to look at how writers grow naturally than to focus on scope and sequence, grade level, ages, or the types of writing that ought to be done in some “established sequence.” Learn more about how to identify where your children are in that course of development and take the stress away from the writing journey you share with each other.

Julie

 

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5-8 year olds (age range is approximate)

Developmentally appropriate projects.
Step-by-step instructions.
A weekly and monthly plan.

The Writer’s Jungle provides you with the essential tools that enable you to be an effective writing coach.  Jot It Down! is the product that gives you a practical routine (think, schedule ala Brave Writer) and 10 month-long writing assignments.

Download a FREE sample on our product page.