Teaching Kids to Write
Posted on October 4, 2014
I firmly believe that children do not have to sit still in order to learn. (That’s one of the reasons we homeschool.) This month, I’m teaching a group of 8-11 year olds how to write creatively as my contribution to our homeschool co-op. I don’t have parent reviews up yet, but I thought I’d pop over here between writing my soon to be released next novel (The Salvation of Jeffrey Lapin) to let you know that I’ve published a short curriculum I’ll use for my elementary age creative writing group. Check it out!
I like to over-prepare in case I wind up with a heavy imbalance of visual/audio/kinetic learners. You’ll see that these methods for getting started play to a wide variety of learning styles. There’s even a very important section on how to critique another writer’s work – one that I wish EVERYONE would read and apply. I hope this little booklet helps some of you in your homeschool or regular school groups! Happy writing!