There are many great programs to help develop your child’s writing skills.
You may have heard of or used Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), or Writing Strands, or Write Shop, or a number of other programs.
I also recently came across this website that shares lots of great writing tips, In Our Write Minds. (written by a Write Shop author)
Last year I had the privilege of reviewing a well-written book called Sarah’s Wish. The author, Jim Baumgardner, has started writing a short series of posts to help parents help kids write.
Since writing is an area we plan to spend some time on we enjoyed reading the first post for our group Composition time today. He focuses on how to come up with ideas for your writing projects and his ideas really helped the wheels start turning in our house.
Check out his full post at Creative Learners, and be inspired!