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How to Build a Word Bank for Writing

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. 

Meredith Kohl
How to Improve Handwriting Speed

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.