Steps to Success: Writing Activities for Kids in Elementary & Middle School

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Writing is the only academic subject that is also an art form and a powerful vehicle for creative self expression!


The Incite to Write curriculum emphasizes critical and creative thinking skills! It’s a highly motivating writing program that encourages students to explore their minds and get curious. It makes writing exciting because it engages them from the feet up in multi-dimensional activities that are active, hands-on and fun.Read more

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Incite to Write has helped thousands of students over the past 18 years overcome their fear of writing and become confident in both written and spoken English. Students have learned to use the process of inquiry to sharpen their critical and creative thinking skills and become observant, curious and responsible participants in their education. Read More
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It's Summertime! Get Out & Write!

78435757 Writing is a great way to chill outside, especially after physical activity. Find a big shade tree and name it the Writing Tree. Let your child buy a special summer journal to use under the tree. Bring a blanket, cushion, chair, and a cool drink. What to write? Starters could include: the sounds at this moment; the sights at this moment; how I feel in this moment; what I would like to feel later today; what's on my mind; what's in my heart. Drawings and illustrations allowed!!


INCITE TO WRITE teaches students how to be powerful communicators in written and spoken English. The writing program consists of four modules:

  • Writing Foundation: Building Paragraphs;
  • Grammar & Descriptive Language;
  • Narrative Writing;
  • Explanatory & Opinion Writing.

    Each module contains active and fun strategies designed to develop a student's critical and creative thinking skills as well as self-confidence in the writing process. Parents may also purchase Get It Right! units for individualized, one-on-one instruction with an Incite to Write tutor.

    The Incite to Write Curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards: Language Arts and addresses Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language.

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