I really feel that writing is my dd's most disliked subject. She is not bad at it, but she doesn't like to do many required writing activities. However, she likes to go off and write in her journal or write about this or that. She's considered third grade now and we are doing writing daily. Some days it is just some writing worksheets from writing workbooks. Other days we write poems, theme stories, reports, etc. I have her working on how to write different types of writing as well....narrative, descriptive, how-to papers, comparisons, short reports, etc. I guess we are doing enough but I am really having to pull it out of her. Next year she'll be a 4th grader and I've heard this is the grade to really focus on writing. Is this true? How much does your 9/10 year old write each week? Do you have a set number of reports or writing assignments that you require? I wish I had something more to go by. HELP!