To write better, start with reading together! Reading is known for not only helping kids read better but also write better. It will help them to expand their vocabulary and see how to form sentences correctly.
Use Different Materials
You can make writing more fun by switching up and using different writing materials. Break out things like chalk, paint, even clip words out of magazines to change up the way kids write.
Invest in a Program
Sometimes you need a little more help with knowing how to help your kids write better. I was able to try the MetiTrain Paragraph Building program and it is amazing with helping my kids to really think about sentence and paragraph structure.
It uses fun sentences to get kids excited about writing paragraphs. At first, my son was having a little trouble but it took him only two lessons to really get the hang of it.
The modules are super short, so it is perfect for those who have shorter attention spans like my son does. He actually was looking forward to logging in and doing the paragraph building lessons!
I love the way the program is structured and has really made a difference in how my kids do their daily journals and writing projects.
Keep A Daily Journal
I mentioned above that we do daily journaling. Incorporating this into our daily homeschool routine has made such a difference, not just in their writing skills but in how they share ideas. This really allows them to be creative and expressive. I am currently giving them prompts to get them thinking. My goal is to soon not provide prompts but allow them to write what they want to write about in their journals.