Teens can look for context, structure, and organization when self-editing stories, essays, and reports.
Don’t let your teens depend on you to fix their writing. Hold them responsible to do their part!
Grading high school papers intimidates many homeschoolers. Here are six ways to help you be more objective when evaluating student writing assignments.
Tips for homeschool parents who need help learning how to edit and grade high school writing
Tips for repairing cluttered writing, disorganized writing, and wordiness.
Self-editing is hard, but here are 7 ways to make the process easier during homeschool writing lessons.
Great tips for how to love your kids’ writing, especially when you’d rather wad it into a ball and toss it across the room.
Whether you’re teaching a homeschool co-op or five high school English classes, editing and grading compositions and essays has the potential to suck the very life out of you. Even if you devote a mere 5 minutes a week to 100 compositions, you’d spend over 8 hours on...
“Why do we need to revise?” Kids discover for themselves how much better writing sounds when they take time to improve it.
If you've taught writing for awhile, this scene might sound familiar: Mom: Let’s replace some of those repeated words with interesting synonyms. Teen (grumbling): Why do we have so many words that mean the same thing, anyway? Perhaps you’ve wondered about this...
Editing tools for young writers help children acquire important self-editing skills and grow to see editing as a natural part of the writing process.
Try these ideas to help improve kids’ editing skills and make the process more positive.
Teaching your student how to evaluate her own writing is a key to helping move her toward the goal of becoming a proficient writer.
When it comes to chores, character training, and schoolwork, you can’t always be the nice guy, the friend. Nope. You’ve got to be the parent, which means it falls to you to judge and evaluate your kids’ work. But if you don't evaluate with wisdom and purpose, you can...
Correct and grade wisely. An arbitrary grade based on feelings (”This feels like a B-”) won’t help your student become a better writer. Tip 4: Offer helpful and consistent feedback. Use objective checklists to help you pinpoint specific areas to improve. Value your...