Editing & Revising

How to love your kids’ writing

How to love your kids’ writing

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.

Time-saving editing tips for writing teachers

Time-saving editing tips for writing teachers

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...

Kids need clear writing expectations

Kids need clear writing expectations

By Daniella Dautrich When you have kids, you step into the role of teacher every moment of every day. Your toddlers and teens alike look to you for guidance and approval as they navigate a complex world of social interactions, household responsibilities, and time...

Editing tools for young writers

Editing tools for young writers

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.

Stumbling block #8 – Parental criticism

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...

Writing tip: Wise feedback makes a difference

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...