‘Improve writing skills’ Blog Posts
Improve vocabulary is one of the five components to teaching reading as well as improving reading skills. Vocabulary is a strong indicator of student success. Knowledge of words and word meanings is an important key to reading, speaking, and listening success.
Often teachers presume their students know how to write a paragraph. They assign them to write a paragraph either in the classroom or at home and expect them to know how to do it. This makes paragraph writing difficult. Without specific instruction taught repeatedly, students do NOT typically know how to write a paragraph. Mastering any type of writing needs both practice and review, including review of the step-by-step instructions.
Steps to Improve Writing Skills and Have Writing Skills in Place:
Be able to write three of the four types of simple sentences? (They should be doing this by 3rd grade.)
Be able to write a five sentence paragraph? (They should be doing this by 3rd grade.)
Be able to write a descriptive, narrative, or compare/contrast paragraph? (4th to 12th graders should be doing this.)
Be able to write a descriptive, narrative, compare/contrast, argumentative/persuasive essay (7th to 12th graders should be doing this.)