Critterfixer Posted January 17, 2012 Share Posted January 17, 2012 Over the last week both my sons have taken to writing their stories down in their notebooks. At least one has asked and received permission to get into the loose paper stash for extra paper to write on. If you have children who want to write creatively, do you work in a creative writing session time for them during school hours? I don't really wish to direct the effort. The stories are all imaginative re-telling of adventures their stuffed animals have had, although Ping-Pong made a stab at a poem the other day. Of course I am happy to help with spelling when they ask or if they want me to look over their sentences. But I want to make sure that I don't turn anything they do on their own into "school." On the other hand, last night they decided to bring their notebooks to write in during the evening read-aloud. That didn't work very well. They got nothing out of it, and drove each other (and me!) crazy with requests for spelling. So some time during the day seems to be a good idea. I was considering allowing them a period to write during the audio-book time when they would usually play while listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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