Does your daughter put off writing assignments until the night before they’re due?
Does your son think he’s a bad writer because his first drafts don’t flow onto the page in A+ form?
Does your daughter hatch impressive ideas that get lost between her brain and the page?
Writing is a skill that combines reading, research, organization, grammar, critical thinking, editing, and patience, yet kids are taught that writing can be mastered with a simple five‑step process: prewrite; write, revise; edit; and turn in.
If we taught our budding scientists that they could build a spaceship with a similarly simple five‑step process—plan; build; test; improve; and launch—we’d be swamped with questions that start with "but how?"
Beginning writers feel the same confusion about the writing process: they understand what their teachers expect, but they’re not sure how to get it done. As a writing coach, I help students understand:
Let me help your writers find their wings.