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Fifth grade nonfiction writing samples

Learning to write nonfiction is increasingly important for school success. These writing samples show what good fifth grade writing looks like.

My Child Needs Help With Writing

My daughter has a hard time getting her ideas down on paper. She can tell me the story, but what ends up on paper is missing a lot of information. When I have her read it back and ask about the details she says "...

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."...

Quick writing tips for every age

Turn your child into an unstoppable scribe with this grade-by-grade advice.

Tips for helping your child with writing assignments

Written language may be the most difficult form of language expression. For children with LD, it can be a serious challenge. Learn how to support your child in this important subject.

How a Computer Helped My Son With Writing

Read the story of how the quality and quantity of one boy's school work improved — along with his self-confidence -- by using a computer.

How one mom helped improve student writing

Getting Involved: Karen Wiederholt started an afterschool writing workshop for kids who need extra help.

How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills

Helping older students improve their writing skills requires both excellent instruction and age-appropriate practice - and lots of it. An expert explains this in parent-friendly terms.

Effective Writing Instruction for Students With Learning Problems

Learn about proven classroom strategies for helping kids master writing.

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.

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