College Level English Study
I teach undergraduate and graduate level international college students at an English Language Institute. The focus of my course is writing [in English]. I find that some of my students need extra help with reading comprehension and writing. Vocabulary is also an issue this semester in... read more
Which elementary writing program do you recommend for my students?
Students in my class, for the most part, are unable to write stories without the constant repetition of and. they refuse to use first, at the beginning, next and/or other words to help the readers depict where they are in the story. I need some help.... read more
My 8th graders can't write an essay! What middle school writing software do you recommend?
My students need a lot of help with their writing. They need help with paragraph formation, beginning, middle, and endings of stories, and details in an... read more
SOL's coming up- my students need fast help with writing!
My students are scheduled to take the state SOL's (exit examination) for Writing. They have minimal understanding of the subject matter. They operate best with hands on materials activities; however, worksheets are scarce and transparencies are... read more
I can't write an essay no matter how hard I try.
I am 17 years old and cannot understand how to write an essay no matter how I try, unless I am helped. Do you have any writing software that can help... read more
Jake is very bright but he needs a little elementary school writing help.
Jake is a a very bright fourth grader who had trouble learning to decode and write. He has mastered the decoding problem. He does not have compression problems; however, he has a very hard time writing complete sentences. His spelling is also terrible. His main problem appears to be transmitting... read more
Faster than the writing center, get help with merit
I'm wondering if you can help me out. I'd like to get a software that can help me with all of the English writing areas such grammars, structures, etc. when I'm writing essays. I'd also like this software to help me improve or give me suggestions on what to change to improve my writing. I've... read more
EFL Writing and Grammar Programs
This summer I am teaching a journalism course to EFL students (high school). I am not sure what level of English the students will be in. Which writing and grammar programs would you reccomend?... read more
Middle School Writing Software.
Which of your programs do you recommend for 7th graders with VERY poor writing skills (both grammar and process writing)? My students are at least 2 grades behind. Thank you.... read more
Need help preparing students for FCAT Writes test
I am needing assistance with remediation classes of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are preparing for the FCAT Writes test. Some students can't write a sentence and others need help with paragraphs. Does the Essay Punch include the 4 purposes (persuasive, expository, etc.) and does it include the 5... read more
Eager student loves to read but has trouble with writing.
I work with a very diligent student. She has been learning English for almost ten years. She loves to read all kinds books and magazines. For some reason, she had hard time writing. She can write simple sentences. she is eager to improve her writing skills and wants to write... read more
Help with writing and reading comprehension.
I am having problem putting my idea on paoer and how to organize paragraph.can you help me. the second thing is a reading for understanding it make me confused when I read .I hop you will help... read more
Materials for Essay and Paragraph Writing
Two requests: essay and paragraph materials for ESL students at an intermediate and high intermediate level. Mathematics for my son who is going into Grade 11 in Canada. ... read more
Need to improve grammar and english.
I am not a student. I need to improve my grammar and english to study myself. I couldn't afford to go to school. I understand a grammar pretty good. The way I write or speak that it sounds not very good for example when/since and in/on(like meaning what/why to be that way) use for date (I am... read more
Help with writing an essay
I am writing a essay on emminem and how his music connects with his life and backround im having trouble putting a topic and clarifying and completing sentences together. Cna u help me... read more
Honors student needs help with writing an effective essay.
A first honors student who is having difficulty writing an effective essay. Will the essay punch software help her with topic of her own choosing or must she choose from list of choices in... read more
Needing assistance with grammar and basic writing skills.
Needing assistance with grammar and basic writing skills. ... read more
Learning to write business correspondence
I want to learn to write all types of business correspondence. For example, I want to write notes to workers, request materials, make reports, and daily reports... read more
Essay Tutorial needed
The student is a final year student of BSC Psychology. She has a problem in writing essays on given Topics. She does not know how to start and what to write? She is of Indian origin and studying in UK university. Now she has to write an essay on "Childhood obesity" which she finds difficult. Pls.... read more
Problems wth Grammar, Writing and Algebra
My son has problems with grammar and writing. He is in 8th grade and his handwriting is poor. Also he is struggling with algebra. Do you have anything that can... read more
MEAP writing test help
My seventh graders took the MEAP test in the winter and scored very low in the writing section. I had been reviewing writing and essay techniques with them, but obviously I need to do more. I will have them again in the 8th grade and I want to make sure they have the writing skills they need in... read more
Software programmes for ESL students in 3rd level education
I am looking for software packages that can be used for ESL students in 3rd level educational institutions.... read more
Writer's Workshop and Merit Sofware
We are using Writer's Workshop at my school and, quite frankly, we need something with a little more substance and models specific writing strategies for students. The master teachers are telling us to do more direct teaching and move away from the idea, from this workshop, that writing should... read more
Likes hands-on learning
He likes hands-on learning rather than reading. He gets very discouraged when it comes to writing. He complains that he cannot write a 5-page essay from a small paragraph prompt. His poor writing skills is preventing him from further studies, which will eventually get him to a career he would... read more
ESL students with no knowledge of process
I teach ESL students ages 14-19. They have a variety of educational bckgrounds. At this point in time all perform below grade level due to lack of language skills. They have no prior knowledge of... read more
Elementary writing prompts
I am looking for writing prompts for elementary students that can be used on the computer. My student have 30 minutes, twice a week, which can be used for writing. Any... read more
Middle School Special Education
I teach Special Education in the Middle School setting. My students range from grades 6-8. They have special needs in Reading Comprehension, Process Writing, Reading Fundamentals, Writing Mechanics-Grammar, and Vocabulary. Their reading comprehension is 2-4 years below grade level.... read more
Ideas to Review Writing Skills?
On our state test my students scored very low in the writing section. I've been reviewing writing techniques with them, but clearly I need to do more. Any ideas about what I can do to help with... read more
Very weak writing skills
My students have very weak writing skills. I came into the district last year and took on students who have poor grammar, vocabulary, and so many other problems. However, they do have potential to... read more
Having problems with their writing.
My students are 15 to 18 yr old males and they are studying basic engineering. They will be graduating as technicians but they are having problems with their writing. Any idea of how to... read more
Having problems starting an essay and developing a whole.
I'm a teacher and my students are having problems starting an essay and developing a... read more
Teaching HS Students to Write...HELP!
We have just started the school year, and I am shocked by the poor writing skills of my 9th grade class. We have not progressed past simple narrative paragraph writing, but the students are truly lost. They have no idea how to write a topic sentence, how to organize their paragraph, or how... read more
Teaching ideas on writing a summary for district writing exam
Students will be taking the district writing exam. The topic will require them to write a... read more
Writing exercises for elementary students
I am new to teaching in an elementary classroom and need input on methods, activities and exercises for teaching writing. Also any ways in which you assess student writing. Any input would be much appreciated.... read more
4th grade taks writing
Do you have any topic suggestions that are similar to the TAKS writing prompt? Since they changed the test to TAKS from TAAS, the prompts have usually been about the student. "Write about an adventure," "Write about your best day," etc. I am out of ideas.... read more
Teaching Summarizing to 4th Graders
Do you have tips for teaching 4th graders to summarize? My students are having a hard time distinguishing between topic and main idea. I'm also looking for a resource where I could get short paragraphs that students could read and... read more
Reinforcing the Writing Process
One of our School Improvement Plan's goals is that teachers will reinforce the writing process "as evidenced by student artifacts and walkthroughs." Do you have a software program that will help us in this... read more
Looking for ways to get kids excited about writing in class
The year is winding down and kids are getting antsy (they are high school ELLs):) I want to try some different writing activities that will motivate them a bit more to write. I have used many interactives on www.readwritethink.org as well as engaging PDF printouts, but I want... read more
Searching for Web-Based English Language Arts Content
We are searching for web-based, English Langauge Arts content for our 6-8 and 9-12 grades. Can you help... read more
Educational software to help middle school ld student writing skills
I work in a middle school and my school is looking to purchase educational software to help students with learning disabilities improve their writing skills.... read more
Improving writing instruction for boys
We just received our test scores and we are so pleased with the results! However, one thing that stood out to us was that over half of the number of students that did not pass the writing test were boys. (Our test consists of responding to a prompt and answering multiple choice questions.) Have... read more
What Can I Do To Teach Common Core Writing Skills?
What can I do to prepare for the Common Core writing skills in my classroom? I teach 4th and 5th... read more
Seeking Writing Enhancements
We are looking for ways to enhance our students' writing skills. They need help across the board -- developing ideas, providing supporting details, organizing thoughts, using proper language. We also need to have a basic measure of assessment. Can you help... read more