I am in search of suggestions to help a reluctant/lazy writer. I teach first grade. He is very unmotivated to do work, but is capable. He has poor fine motor skills, which in part contribute to his reluctance to write. He just turned 6 in July, and he really should be a kindergartener again this year, but he was at the borderline and they decided to pass him on (big mistake). He does well in reading and math, but is very unmotivated. I have met with parents twice-both times they seem not to care about his difficulties. They say he has the same types of issues at home, but appear unwilling/unable to do anything to fix them. He does go after school with Grandma and Grandma does do homework with him. I told parents I wanted to send home some handwriting ideas/book to try and help improve his fine motor skills and some writing activities. I don't know how I am going to send him with a good conscience onto second grade with these types of motivation issues and lack of writing stamina/ability. Is there anything else anyone has done in the past with reluctant writers?