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Elementary Writing

How parents can enrich elementary children's writing skills.
Help Your Child Learn Writing Skills
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.
Writing Activities for Kids at Home
Easy ideas for kids to learn and practice writing at home.
An Elementary Grammar
More resources for parents who want to help their children with their writing assignments.
Giggle Poetry
Attractive site on poetry writing for kids. Explore.
Help Your Child Learn to Write Well
A really helpful article with activities from the U.S. Department of Education.
Parent Resources: Writing
Understanding beginning writing and what you can do to help. From Houghton-Mifflin.
Virtual Poetry Workshop at WriteNet
Kids can try the activities at the Poetry Workshop. WriteNet is geared to K-12 teachers of imaginative writing.
Silly Billy's How to Write a Real Book
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.
Writing With Writers
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.
Story Starters
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.
WriterKorner
Inspiration and tools for young writers from author and photographer, Bonnie Bruno.
The Young Writers Club
Your child can meet other children who are interested in writing.  
Purdue Writing Resources
A very good reference site for grammar, spelling and punctuation guidance.
How to Write a Book Report - Kids' Interactive Guide
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

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