Think of it as an organizing tool — most of the work is done in the intellect instead of on the page. Tips for writing outlines.
Yes, they must learn to write their letters and practice their handwriting. But “writing” is more than the simple mechanics of holding a pencil. Here are a few writing suggestions for the younger student as he develops his mechanical skills: Tracing. One way for a younger student to practice his handwriting is to trace the […]
Young children, of course, begin their writing career learning to write the letters of the alphabet and practicing their handwriting. But a lack of handwriting ability doesn’t have to deter us from laying a foundation on which to build a writing habit that will last our child a lifetime. Here are a 16 prewriting activities […]
Having grown two writers from the ground up using natural methods, this article by Dr. Ruth Beechick, “How Not to Teach Writing,” really hit home. How about teaching the rules, you may ask. Is that better than just memorizing words? In one research, teens had a full semester of intensive study of spelling rules and […]