6 Questions to Ask Your Child About Her Writing Assignment

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"Can you show me your outline?"

Even if an outline has already been completed at school, be aware that your child may have rushed it. Some students just fill it out without much thought “just to get it done.”

If you’re helping your child write the outline, start by asking for a few headings. Have her explain her thoughts to you and jot down at least three bullet points under each heading. If she writes sentences, remind her that the planning stage only requires thought and bullet points.