Some kids have trouble getting ideas together and planning how to put them into written form. This skill is often called written expression.
Kids may not be able to come up with what they want to say. Or they may not know where to start. Maybe they start writing, but then they don’t know how to organize the rest.
Trouble with written expression is often caused by poor planning and organization skills. But there can be other factors, too.
Use tools like
to help kids plan their writing. Try out
, like asking kids to reflect before writing.