Inspiring the Young Writers in Your Home

By Cathy Fleischer Over the years as I’ve mingled with the other parents on the sidelines of soccer games or in line for school events, I’ve heard all kinds of talk about student writing:  from complaints about the impact of texting and video games to the perceived lack of grammar instruction in schools.  More often,…

It Deserves an Exclamation Point!

By Kristen Hawley Turner I bought my kids their first journals when they were 3.  At the time they were starting to write letters, and my daughter in particular loved to draw.  As a teacher of writing and writer myself, I wanted to document their writing development and introduce journal writing as a practice in…

Teaching Writing, Tablet Style

By Troy Hicks While I am very much an advocate for digital writing that incorporates multimedia content such as audio, video, and images, I also understand and appreciate the idea that writing involves — and should always involve at some level — the use of words. Very rarely, if ever, does a young writer need all…