A Checklist For Grading Thoughtful Essays

Someone recently mentioned to a discussion group that it would be nice to have a list of the main points of each reading (in a particular curriculum) so that they could be confident about grading their student’s essay. MY RESPONSE AND SUGGESTIONS: OK, I might...

How To Motivate Your Child To Write

How do you motivate your child to write?Motivation is an interesting thing, and we often miss the fact that there are a couple of important components. Most of us get stuck because we both want to do something AND don’t want to do it. This is common with motivating a...

Too Many Mistakes? How to Teach Kids to Write

Young kids learning to write will often make lots of mistakes. In fact, it can be a little overwhelming. Too many red marks can kill interest and motivation in learning to write. Of course, if you don’t give feedback they will not learn very well. Here’s a...