Inviting Children to Write
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Inviting Children to Write

Ideas to jump start creativity at home and at school
Time tested and fun

Help the children in your life find the joy of written expression!

This 15 page PDF book is packed with suggestions to help children express themselves in writing and offers adults a different point of view about children and writing.

Contents:

*Be a Scribe
*Story Starts
*Ideas for homemade books
*Nonfiction writing
*Mechanical skills of writing




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Some of the information in this book came from Chapter 4 of my book, Learning At Home.: A Mother's Guide To Homeschooling. There is a lot of additional information and many suggestions that apply to any parent or teacher helping children to feel more comfortable with written expression that my husband used in his grade 4/5 elementary classroom for many years as well as ones I used with our children at home.

Underlying the various methods suggested for encouraging children to write is the focus on creating an atmosphere where children are supported and encouraged rather than corrected and criticized. It is difficult to feel comfortable to express oneself if one is afraid. 


Contents:

*Be a Scribe
*Story Starts
*Ideas for homemade books
*Nonfiction writing
*Mechanical skills of writing
*About Marty Layne




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 Be A Scribe

Stories are also a way for a child to try out different roles and see what happens. Itís very important when a child is telling you an imaginative story that you donít interrupt the flow of words to try to bring reality into the story process. Let the child explore with his or her mind and write down whatever is being said. In other words, encourage children to develop their imagination and donít censor.

I wrote down many of the stories my children told me when they were young. I wish I had written down more. Some of these stories were turned into books. Their father loves books, so some of the stories were made into books to give him as presents. I helped make the books they gave their dad. As everyone got older, they no longer asked me to be their scribe. They both illustrated and wrote the story in the books they made on their own.

These books are treasures. I enjoy looking at them now and reading through them. Some of them were written and typed using invented spelling. ...

Comments from a workshop - Inviting Children to Write:

"What great ideas! My kids and I had such fun writing together!"

"My son used one of these ideas and wrote a beautiful poem for his grandmother's birthday. Thanks!"



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