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Avoid Summer Slide with This Practice

By Lily Iatridis  July 9, 2015

EMAIL- Avoid Summer Slide with Free WritingA total break from school for too long can be too much of a good thing. This is especially true when it comes to writing practice.

You don’t want your kids’ skills to slide, but it's still summer! Nobody’s ready to take on a formal writing project yet.

Instead, give your kids the practice they need by focusing on unstructured or free writing. Free writing is just that — writing freely without attention to structure or grammar. Journaling is an example.

When they free write, kids practice creative written expression. It's one of the steps in our Essay Rock Star program.

It’s a practice that helps kids get confident about sharing their thoughts and ideas with others.

In an earlier post, I listed a number of creative writing activities for summer. Please read it over and give them a try. When you do, let your kids free write. Put the grammar and mechanics aside for while!

However, if that blank page is holding your kids back from free writing, grab a copy of our free End Blank Page Terror Forever ebook
and use the tools there to help them break through. (There’s also a coupon on the last page.)


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