Developing Writing Skills

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Some people love to get up at five in the morning to write. Is that you? Don’t worry! Anyone can write, and it doesn’t have to be at five in the morning. What does it take? Get some great advice in this video from professional writers who share strategies and tips that will help you build your writing muscles.

If you ask 10 different writers how to develop your writing skills, you'll get 10 different answers. Find out what some of those answers are in this video. Role models who also have careers as writers will help you learn to express yourself more clearly.

The Resources here can help you find ways to develop your writing skills that work for you.

Fun Page Activity: What kind of writer are you? Are there things you like to write and others not so much? This activity helps you learn more about the writing you do, and where you'd like to go from there!

Independent Learning Guide: Watch the "Writing Skills" video, then use this guide to learn more about how writers write‚ including you! This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to engage students in a lively discussion, such as with the ways practice in writing is like practice in a sport.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.