During this week children would be consolidating their learning of phonics and be ‘writing for purpose’, considering carefully the aspects of story and who their audience might be.
It may very well be that your children write stories at home regardless of whether they’re required to for school, because most children have a seemingly natural urge to want to do so from time to time. Remember that this doesn’t have to be accurate and they don’t have to stick to what they say; many of the best writers say that their plots develop organically as they write.
Encouraging children to write a story of their very own can give them an enormous confidence boost, as well as help them consolidate their literacy learning by putting their phonics, grammar and reading skills into practice.
Primary teacher Phoebe Doyle offers parents tips on how to get their children’s creative thoughts flowing.
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) So, you want to spend the rest of your life writing or performing comedy?
All writers know that you’ve got to capture the attention of your readers right from the start; you want to make them desperate to read on.
Ask your child to think of some good story openers that’ll entice people to find out more.
We also recommend the free art and creative writing challenges on the Night Zookeeper website; your child will be contributing to a co-created animated television show.
You could also try a great story-making app and get your child writing fiction on their tablet!