7 year old doesn't finish story writing in class
My 7 year old is in 1st grade and is very bright. He has tested at the 3rd grade level in all areas except writing. He continues to say that writing is "hard" and resists writing more than one or two sentences of his daily story in class. If he doesn't finish his writing in the time allowed, he loses his center time in order to finish his writing; unfortunately he doesn't usually make much progress during that time. Consequently, when he comes home from school he has to finish his story (from class) before doing his daily homework.
I have purchased advanced writing books and we work on writing at least one or two stories a day. I often have to sit with him and guide him with ideas for writing his stories which he evenutally finishes.
According to the teacher, he needs to be able to write a story independently in a reasonable amount of time. If anyone has ideas as to how we can help him achieve this goal that would be great.