In the beginning, the focus is on an idea NOT the writing process. The ability to tell a story (become an author) begins with getting an idea on paper. Encourage your child to draw pictures and write sentences that explain the picture. Children develop writing skills differently; as a result
The early elementary years focus on teaching a child to be a proficient writer. As a child progresses, the emphasis shifts from writing instruction to ascertaining what a child can write. The articles below help a child become a proficient writer.
- How to Hold a Pencil - the key to writing neatly
- Handwriting for Kids - how to properly form each letter
- FREE Handwriting Worksheets - perfect practice makes perfect
- Handwriting Assessments - track a child's progress
The Writing Process
Writing By Grade