The older kids have really been into writing today. They have made list and graphs galore. This is how children become better writers. I can throw dot to dot in front of them all day, but if they aren't ready--- they aren't ready.
Here is an article that discusses the "stages of writing" if you are interested.
And here are some ideas to help your child build stronger fine motor skills from some of my friends on a message board.
Here are some of Maureens ideas!