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How Do I Help My Child With Writing?

Please help me to come up with ways to help my daughter with writing. She reads at the fifth-grade level, but she struggles with writing. She can tell stories verbally, but when it comes to putting it on paper, she has problems. How can I...

Help! Writing is torture for my third-grader

I have a very intelligent third grader. He takes an advanced curriculum and does very well on his tests. However, my husband and I do most of the organizing for him, review his assignments and ensure his work is done. The math, science and reading...

How can I help my teen learn to write better?

I am concerned about my daughter who is 15 and a high school junior. She is currently working on a term paper. I feel my daughter does not write as well as she should. The paper appears to be choppy with run-on sentences. What should...

How Can I Help My Son Write More Neatly?

My son is very smart. He is reading at a third-grade level and very good in all other subjects, but his penmanship is poor. He puts no effort into it. It's always very sloppy, and I know he can do better. How do I motivate...

Bright Ideas From Our Readers: Spelling Struggles

Thanks to the readers who shared games and strategies to help kids with spelling. Their ideas may help your child.

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Summer writing

From making metaphors to writing a news story, these fun summer worksheets will keep writing skills sharp.

My Kindergartner Refuses to Write or Draw

My child refuses to write his name or make any attempt at drawing pictures. When given a pencil, crayons and paper he just makes small marks in the same place until there is a hole in the paper. He just says, "I can't."...

Your kindergartner and writing under the Common Core Standards

Writing goes from zero to 60 in kindergarten, from tracing the ABCs and culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.

My Fourth-Grader's Writing and Spelling Are Horrible

My fourth-grader's writing is horrible and has been since she started school. Her spelling is just as bad. She still spells by sounding out the words. When will this improve? No matter what I do she gets really frustrated and just quits altogether. I don't...