Helping Children Become Strong Writers

Free write

Just letting kids write with no rules is a great way to help them learn to express their thoughts on paper. Julie Bogart recommends this 8-day technique.

Day 1: Set a timer for 5 minutes. Everyone (parents or teachers too) writes until the timer goes off. There are no rules other than writing. When finished, children can read what they wrote if they want to. If not, the paper goes into a manila envelope.