WRITING: Top 5 Tips For Any Grade
Welcome to a new series on the blog about everyday strategies you can do at home to help your own child or your students to succeed in specific academic areas. This week's plug is for WRITING.
I often get asked by parents if I could tutor their child in the writing process. More often than not, the student's needs are organizing their thoughts. Hopefully, your child is familiar with the writing process from school. If they are very young, then chances are they may know just a little bit about it.
Children usually think the writing process is a punishment. Teaching first grade I often get asked by the students...Do I have to do a sloppy copy if I do it just perfect the first time? Yes, darling, I am trying to teach you the writing process.
Here are a few ways to avoid the tears and frustration with the writing process. You may want to implement all of these techniques or you may just pick and choose what you need for your child depending on what is expected for their writing assignment.
I hope you are able to glean some good ideas here the next time your child has a writing assignment or perhaps you're a classroom teacher who may see something here as a good strategy to help one of your littles. Leave me a comment if you do try one of these out or if you have any questions.
Wife, Mom, Educator and Lifelong Learner