Children need lots of practice with writing to develop their skills in the elementary years. Parents can help at home with these activities and ideas.
Easy ideas for kids to learn and practice writing at home.
More resources for parents who want to help their children with their writing assignments.
Attractive site on poetry writing for kids. Explore.
A really helpful article with activities from the U.S. Department of Education.
Understanding beginning writing and what you can do to help. From Houghton-Mifflin.
Kids can try the activities at the Poetry Workshop. WriteNet is geared to K-12 teachers of imaginative writing.
How to write, illustrate, market, publish and have fun creating a 32 page color, children's picture book. They're not talking construction paper and staples, either. Great project for school or home.
Great resource for children.
Step-by-step writing workshops for kids featuring Jack Prelutsky on Poetry, Virginia Hamilton on Journal Writing, Jane Yolen on Myth Writing. Ongoing series from Scholastic.
Your child can choose story elements to help her get started then submit her original story to Club Girl Tech . Scroll down to Online Games to find Story Starters.
Inspiration and tools for young writers from author and photographer, Bonnie Bruno.
Your child can meet other children who are interested in writing.
A very good reference site for grammar, spelling and punctuation guidance.
Is your child having trouble getting started on a book report? Visit this interactive site to take him through to an A+ book report. Children's Software Press