Playing writing games and using graphic organizers are just two ways to help kids improve weak writing skills and become better writers.
Brainstorming ideas to inspire children’s writing in your homeschool
Introduce brainstorming ideas through freewriting, story starters, listing, and mapping.
How to model the brainstorming process with your homeschool child
Before asking your child to write, model the steps of the brainstorming process first.
Help your child plan a funny story | Homeschool writing
Young children love humor! This brainstorming activity helps primary kids plan a funny story.
4 ways to brainstorm with reluctant writers | Homeschool writing
Learning how to brainstorm with children is as simple as discovering these four different methods to help them write.
Practice freewriting with the Writing Well | Homeschool brainstorming tips
Kids can practice freewriting to develop new ideas and write more vividly and concretely.
Help young kids break through writer’s block!
Simple descriptive writing prompts can help young kids break through writer’s block!
Colorful ways to brainstorm with homeschool tweens
Get creative when you brainstorm with kids ages 9-12, using colorful tools to excite and inspire!
Brainstorming: It’s like traveling with a plan
Brainstorming is a lot like planning a road trip itinerary: It points your writing in the right direction!
Library writing activities with kids
If your kids are starting to drag their feet with writing assignments, head to the library for some kid-friendly writing activities!
What’s your teen’s favorite part of writing?
Brainstorming, rough draft, editing, or revising — what’s your teen’s favorite part of writing?
Help kids write about a favorite childhood memory
Helping kids write about a favorite memory is a perfect way to teach them about the writing process.
7 reasons kids should brainstorm before writing
If your kids tend to skip the prewriting stage, check out these 7 great reasons to brainstorm.
6 ways to strengthen your writing
Looking for ways to strengthen your writing? Try these tips for brainstorming and revising, improving word choice, and constructing better sentences.
A cat weighs in on word walls
Humphrey the Cat belongs to author Nancy I. Sanders. he has his own writing blog, Writing According to Humphrey, where he shares helpful writing tips. From time to time, I'll feature some of his articles here (with permission from Nancy, of course). Today we get to...