6 Questions to Ask Your Child About Her Writing Assignment
When faced with a writing assignment, many students plunge headlong into writing random, half-formed thoughts straight from their heads in an attempt to “just get something down” on paper. The student usually has good intentions of turning this "sentence spaghetti" into a better piece of work later, but once it is written down, it often gets no more improvement than a quick check for spelling. The resulting piece is likely to come back with a low grade. The student often becomes less motivated with each subsequent writing task, knowing he’s not going to magically become an A-plus writer.
So why are so many students unable to produce a decent draft? Find out in this slideshow, and more importantly, find out what you can do about it, from the suggestions offered up by literacy and numeracy specialist Ali Roundtree. You can get to the bottom of what’s troubling your struggling student and help make writing assignments a whole lot easier.