Help kids become better writers with this simple writing lesson: Ask questions! It’s time for lesson five in a 12-part series between This Reading Mama and The Measured Mom! Our simple writing series is designed to help kids become better writers – while it’s being written for first and second graders, you’ll find you can easily adapt these lessons to many different grade levels. A common frustration for classroom parents and homeschooling teachers is the brevity of our students’ writing. We know they’re capable – so why are they writing just three sentences and saying they’re done? We encourage them to write more – and they tell us, “I don’t know what else to say.” Today’s mini-lesson will equip them to do just that. Simple Writing Lesson #5: Ask questions. (a drafting strategy) (Note: I taught this lesson to my six-year-old daughter who has just begun first grade. When to use it: When your student’s writing is simple and lacks detail. How to teach it: 1. 2. 3. You’ll want to choose a topic to write about that will interest your child. “McDonald’s!! “Yes, I did! 4. 5.
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