To help your child bring his/her writing to the next level, this set of tools helps to support the basic framework of writing through the following areas:
Through observation and description games, your child will be encouraged to use ‘generative’ questions to create detail when describing objects and actions.
Characters in stories have feelings that draw out empathy and awareness of social issues. Your child will learn to put himself/herself in the characters’ shoes and bring the emotions of the characters to life.
Use of ‘Feeling’ Words
Branching out from emotive writing, your child will learn to write and express how a character feels in different situations. This will help your child to convey feelings and give life to his/her characters.
Write to Show, Not to Tell
Your child will go from merely telling the story to showing what really takes place, which works wonders to immerse readers into his/her story. Lesson highlights include learning to write descriptions in different ways while drafting his/her story.
Explorations with figurative language will develop your child’s powers of written expression. Through games and activities, you child will be introduced to similes, common metaphors, idioms and proverbs as models for creating figurative language in his/her own writing.