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Writing help for boys needed


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level: Elementary School
Competency: Below Level
We just recently got our state writing tests back.... we noticed a very strange/sad thing. The 5th grade students that did not meet the writing standards were all BOYS! I am on a mission this year to figure out how to reach those boys and get them interested in writing! How can you help me?


I recommend you consider using Starter Paragraph Punch and Open Punch with your 5th grade students.

The Punch writing programs guide students step-by-step through the writing process. Prompts help students develop an idea, and create their own original work. Built-in tips and hints are available at every step of the way.

Plus, all student writing is automatically stored in an online portfolio. Instructors are easily able to monitor, view, and comment on student work.


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Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

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