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Writing Muscle

20 Activities and Ideas to Get Kids Writing

Grades 2 and Up

Smashwords Edition
Copyright 2011 Sandy Fleming

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Build Writing Muscle


Writing, in spite of the intentional misspelling, is a big part of the “three R's.” With the societal focus on literacy during the past few decades, it seems like writing has taken a back seat in our collective consciousness, though.

This is causing some real problems in daily living for people who did not develop writing skills as children. They have difficulty expressing themselves beyond a few sentences at a time, it is hard to fill out job applications, and many have a difficult time creating reports, letters, or other documents required by their employers. Spelling accuracy has declined to the point where it's common to see misspelled words on signs, in newspapers, on the internet, and even in important documents.

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