Why can it be so hard to teach students to write?

If you are a teacher who has struggled with teaching your students to write, you’re not alone. The research studies and reports have become relentless over the past couple of decades: Students are having more and more trouble learning to write well. It’s not one particular age – elementary, ...

Teaching Writing: How to Develop Voice

Teaching writing is one of the most important skills a teacher can pass on. There are several aspects to developing skillful writers. Voice is one of the most important. How to teach kids to write passionately and effectively requires a foundation. That includes teaching the trait of voice by using ...

Importance of Teaching Students How to Write

Good writers are good readers. Writing gives voice to our inner thoughts and allows us to share them. As a form of communication, writing can transcend time and is a way to pass stories from generation to generation.  It has been said that the best way ...

5 Tips for Improving Student Vocabulary

Definition of word vocabulary in dictionary To teach vocabulary effectively teachers must learn the skills necessary to apply the best approaches. Student vocabulary instruction is an art that will help pupils retain new terms that will allow them to prosper. So how is improving English vocabulary accomplished? According to Oxford ...

On Writing Well – Teaching Skillful Writing

Writing Inkwell with feather and vintage paper on table “The Elements of Style,”is considered the bible for writing, as is William Zinsser’s “On Writing Well”. Skillful Writing is based on building blocks that create a solid foundation. It is something all teachers must practice and teach.

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