Writing ideas. Writing prompts. Writing suggestions.
These are the things that cause children who do not know *how* to write to hate writing.
And it is often what we do to kids in an effort to get the writing. But they do not work for these kinds of kids.
So what works?
Very specific, detailed writing instruction! (See Cathy Duffy’s review of MC here…)
One of the tools that we use in grades two through six or so is Joshua’s amazing Writing Boxes.
Check out the video of me teaching from our new ones that will be out in our Write On, Belle and Beast books at the end of February!
Books that contain Writing Boxes: