Unlike some bits of knowledge we’re introduced to as young kids—say, hopscotch or roller skating—the ability to write well is a valuable, lifelong skill. But many students struggle with writing, and so they try to avoid it.
Of course, writing is inescapable. From book reports to essays, teachers assess students’ learning through written assignments and exams. So if your child has trouble expressing themselves in writing, their grades may suffer—regardless of how well they understand the material.
At We Teach Reading, we help students develop their writing skills so they can excel in school and beyond.
Our Writer’s Road Map™ simplifies the writing process.
Writing has a lot of moving parts, which can feel overwhelming to many kids. Our Writer’s Road Map™ helps students think about the process one step at a time.
1. Decide what to write.
It’s important for kids to decide what they want to convey before putting a single word on the page.
2. Take a mental picture.
Improving the ability to switch between words and images in the mind, dual-coding, makes writing much easier.
3. Get organized.
We teach kids how to use graphic organizers to plan and structure their work into effective sentences and paragraphs.
Now the actual writing begins. We include multiple genres: compare and contrast essays, opinion papers, and more.
We offer gentle critiques to help students improve grammar, punctuation, sentence building, and vocabulary.
See the power of the Writer’s Writer’s Road Map™ for yourself:
“There are many places to go on vacation. One place is Arizona. We chose Arizona and New Mexico because my dad got a chance to go to a training center there. We had fun and this will show why it is a good place to visit.”
“I never wanted to go on this trip. It was going to be 115 degrees and dry as a desert. It was, in fact, a desert. I found myself in Taos, New Mexico. It was 105 and dry, and so was I. I felt horrible. I was dizzy, seeing stars, and had a bad headache. Wherever I looked there were pickup trucks. Men, women, children, dogs, cats …everyone was driving pickup trucks.”
“Today when Kate finished her session, she was very talkative about what she had done and about how she was working on writing a story. And then she said, ‘I wish I could come here 5 or 6 hours a day! I could write lots of stories!’ I was so happy to hear her say that—and to hear her be excited about writing. She has never wanted to write!”
“Once I get it all planned out, the paper practically writes itself!”
It’s easy to get your child the help they need.
Schedule an assessment.
We take the time to understand your child’s unique strengths and struggles.
Get a customized plan.
Your child will have a blast learning in a joyful, nurturing, online environment.
Have a confident reader!
We can’t wait to help your child fall in love with reading!
Our promises to kids and their parents:
We continually monitor progress. We make sure our plan is working and make adjustments along the way.
We equip parents. You get the tools you need to support your child’s progress at home.
We do two assessments. We include a wrap-up evaluation so you can see your child’s transformation.
We give one-to-one attention. Your child matters to us, and we focus fully on them as we work together.
We keep parents informed. You receive regular updates so you can celebrate your child’s progress.
We provide customized instruction. Your child deserves a personalized plan.
We make learning fun. Your child will love meeting with us online!
We collaborate with your team. We love working with our students’ schools, teachers, and other professionals.
We won’t lock you into a contract. You can end services at any time without penalty. We have a no-strings-attached policy.