How to Build a Word Bank for Writing
How to Help Your Child Brainstorm
Homeschool • Reluctant Writer Series
A child with a limited vocabulary will find writing particularly challenging. Building a word bank with your child before they begin writing about a topic is one helpful prewriting activity that increases the output of sensory description and higher-level vocabulary.
How to Improve Handwriting Speed
Many children don’t know where to start when it comes to writing. Some complain that they have nothing to write about. Others jump right in without preparation resulting in a series of disconnected ideas. If either description sounds like your child, they may be missing a critical step in the writing process: Prewriting.
Writing is tough. As parents we tend to forget that writing is a complex cognitive task. Whether your child is crafting one sentence or a multi-paragraph literary response, writing requires putting to use a variety of mentally and physically demanding skills at once.