Tips for Successful Writing

Things to keep in mind...

  • Most elementary students do not like to write.  The physical effort of writing is quite tiring, so students particularly dislike re-writing, but it is writing and  re-writing that makes them better writers.

  • Talk to your student about writing --How they can make the world hear them through writing. 

  • Share your enthusiasm for writing.

  • Give students a prompt to write from

  • Have students think about the audience they are writing for

  • In particular have the student write as though the person reading their writing has never read the book they are writing about.

  • Have student proof-read what they have written; help with corrections.  Explain corrections.  This is vital.  Leave enough time to complete this task with your student.



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