Hi, I have a second grader (one of three grades, country school), and have a few writing workshop questions. First of all, what kind of paper is best to use? I've read that you're supposed to use blank paper to "let them express themselves," but it ends up being sooooo messy and squished that neither one of us can begin to read what she wrote. I want to let her be free to write without getting so messy that she can't read it. Another question: she gets really good ideas for stories, writes the outline, and when it comes time to draft it's like 1/2 page long, 5 minutes and "I'M DONE!" Lots of potential, but she doesn't flesh anything out. She has high ability but just plain hates to do any sort of "work." Do I work with her to "flesh out" and revise extensively into the story she is capable of doing, (and seems to have in her head but is too lazy to write down) or do I just let her churn out story after story without putting any effort or time into it?