We learn to write by reading and writing. This natural method of learning to write is actually the MOST effective way to learn.
Here is how to guide your older student through writing a research paper: 10 Steps
Use a random word generator to keep your children writing every day!
Some students will find writing poetry easier task than many other forms of writing.
Here is another great tool at ReadWriteThink.org: A free persuasion map interactive that walks a student through the process of creating a persuasive essay. The interactive is easy and intuitive to use. Begin by entering your name and a title for your essay. Then press the “get started” button. Next you are prompted to form […]
After a child is able to write comfortably, he will need things to write. We have suggested 8 writing activities for the younger student — one of which is writing a letter. This free Letter Generator interactive at ReadWriteThink.org is an excellent guide for the younger writer. The letter generator provides an easy way to […]
A persuasive essay seeks to change opinions on a topic. It reflects the opinion of the writer and typically includes the following elements:
We’ve all been there. We are given an assignment: write about ____________. Of course, the topic is either something we know nothing about (and probably are not at all interested in) or the topic is irrelevant (“What I Did Over the Summer Vacation” qualifies here). Creative writing usually requires an input — some knowledge or […]
Here is one we actually have on the shelf, so it is particularly nice to see it available as a free download. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever and Easley S. Jones was originally published in 1920 to help students improve their writing skills — themselves. By a device equally efficient, the book […]
14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: Descriptive Narrative. Nonfiction that attempts to entertain, bringing the reader along.
Develop a note-taking system that you can improve upon as you develop your skills.
If you spend any time on this site at all, you know we strongly advocate the natural way of walking our children through language arts. Spending each successive year drilling grammar will not make a good writer. Good writers write. With a successful track record in writing, your student will be ready for a good […]