The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing is part of this year’s Classical Homeschooling track (sponsored by Medi-Share).

We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few distinctly discouraging aspects to teaching and being taught writing. The tough questions include these:

  • What to correct and how to give a grade?
  • How much help is too much?
  • Isn’t the assignment clear enough?
  • Why don’t students find their own errors?

Learn and avoid four teaching mistakes that contribute to this frustration:

  • Overcorrecting
  • Holding Back Help
  • Unclear Assignments
  • Over-Expectation