Many parents dread teaching their students to write to an audience. Writing can be SO subjective! In this discussion, we talk about our newest addition, WriteShop, and how it can make a positive impact on your student’s compositional success. We will be sharing practical tips about the process of teaching compositional writing and what you can do to make it a success in your homeschool.
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Remember that teaching compositional writing is, at best, a collaborative endeavor. Work with your student and be as encouraging as you can whenever possible. Creative writing is the most difficult task we ask of our students, so “keep the thing the thing” by encouraging creativity. Save the corrections of grammar and spelling for a final draft. Limit those corrections to a couple of observations of what they might do better in the future.
We discussed a blog post that might set you up for success:
Students Are Unprepared for College-Level Writing
And for those of you who were interested in a more in-depth understanding of WriteShop, we thoroughly endorse spending a little of your time with our colleague, Kim Wampole:
How to Teach Writing When You Don’t Feel Confident About Writing [Webinar]Upcoming Webinars
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