I have some 3rd graders (all LD) who desperately need to work on writing and written expression. If I give them a picture of a dog running in the grass, I get very basic sentences, such as... The dog is running in the grass. The dog is fast. If I give them a prompt such as, "Write 2 sentences about what you did this weekend," I will most likely get… I went shopping. I played with my cousin. How do I go about expanding these sentences? They have a hard time generating ideas and getting it down. I'm just banging my head on the wall everyday it seems with writing! Any ideas on how to improve their writing skills?