Partnership Writing Primer
What is Partnership Writing?
Partnership Writing is the most overlooked stage of writing development. It is a writing-revising-editing partnership between a young writer and a writing coach (YOU!). It’s the stage where parent and child write together, with the parent providing the much-needed support to get those precious, quirky insights to the page.
Is my child in the Partnership Writing stage?
- can write a sentence or a few words at a time but tires easily.
- needs help with spelling, punctuation, and getting rich vocabulary to the page.
- shows interest in using a pencil or keyboard but is not ready to “go it alone.”
- needs modeling for how to take thoughts and put them in writing.
In other words, your child wants to share thoughts and ideas through writing but original writing does not reflect the mind-life or verbal fluency. This is often seen in nine and ten year olds but don’t be governed by age range. Focus instead on the description and match it to your child.
My child is in the Partnership Writing stage. Now what?
3) See Partnership Writing in action
- Who, What, Where, When, and Why Project
- Crossword Writing Activity
- Cinderella Lap Book
- Keen Observation
- Movie Inspired
4) Check out Brave Writer products and online classes for additional help such as our Partnership Writing Home Study Course:
Developmentally appropriate projects.
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).
If your child isn’t in the Partnership Writing stage,
here’s a helpful guide for all the stages.