Writing Samples and Behavior So I did a writing prompt this first week of school to get a general idea of where my second graders are. One student is spelling everything phonetically. I am a first-year teacher so I am a little unsure of where to start with the struggling writers, especially one like this. As a side note, this student cannot stay fully seated in his chair or stop fiddling with the community supplies on his desk. He's also been calling other students names and hurting some feelings in the process. Any advice?