It's time for a conference with your daughter's teacher to find out more about your child's writing skills. Be sure to ask the teacher to bring samples of the writing others in the class are doing so you can get a better view of how your child's writing compares to her classmates. If your daughter's skills need improving, find out how the school will help her as well as what you can do. Before you leave the conference, make plans to talk with the teacher within a month to monitor the progress your child is making on improving her writing skills.
The more children write, the more their writing improves. Rather than turn into a writing teacher, you need to set up situations that will help your daughter become enthusiastic about writing. Turn her loose on the computer under your supervision. Is there a relative or classmate who would use email to communicate with her? Let her write school compositions, thank you notes, and invitations and help write family newsletters on the computer. Become a storyteller, weaving imaginative tales to your child. Then have her tell you stories, and write them down for her. The more experience she has in seeing her thoughts down on paper, the more she will learn about writing.