Give yourself five points for something you do often, zero points for something you never do—or any score in between.

___1. I encourage my child to think of ideas before writing.

___2. I suggest ways for my child to organize ideas.

___3. I encourage my child to make several drafts of his work.

___4. I offer to read over my child’s work.

___5. I have my child check grammar and spelling carefully.

How did you score?

Above 20 points means you are emphasizing good writing skills. Fifteen to 19 is average. Below 15? Check the quiz for suggestions to help improve your child’s writing skills.

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