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Writing Tips to Beat the Summer Slide

Summer is here! which means students are on their way to having fun for the next few months.

But with all the free time to have fun, students are bound to forget so much of what they spent their time learning during the school year. 

Teachers work hard all year to teach, we want to make sure that students and families help them out by doing their part to retain knowledge.

We’ve got some summer writing tips that we’re sure will help beat the summer slide.

Fun writing worksheets for kids.


Just out of Kindergarten, rising first graders are just learning so many things. Helping them spark their imagination will support them in learning how to write.

Drawing out stories is an important part of learning how to tell a story, even as a student is still learning how to write. So, even when students prefer drawing to writing, encourage them to continue to draw and label parts of their drawings.

Modify the scarecrow worksheet.


With rising second graders, it’s always a good idea to give them a starting point when writing. Using sentence starters and story starters, can help push them to create their own stories

A group of children holding signs in front of a classroom.
Ms. Sharicka Gray's 1st Grade Class at New Hope


Fourth and fifth graders are still learning to write, so providing them with a topic and giving them tools like writing checklists can help them be more independent with their writing.

Two girls writing at a table.

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