(If it can also increase the quality of the youngster’s writing, so much the better!
) Therefore, if it is all right with your child and if he seems to be having a problem with composition, you may want to consider getting in touch with his teacher to learn what she will be requiring in terms of creative writing assignments and how you might best help.
As Children proceed through the elementary grades, some class and home assignments will gradually begin to involve creative writing-first sentences, then paragraphs, and finally short essays.
It is possible that the assignments will be difficult for some children, and there is a good reason for this.
Comparatively little creative writing is required of youngsters in the primary grades.
Mostly they were asked simply to read and fill in the blanks.
Older generations, like great-grandparents, have even more historical details to share, so do not overlook them when choosing someone to interview.
Your children should ask permission to interview this person, meet when it is convenient, and explain that the person is free to share as much or as little as she feels comfortable.
Students have left my classroom as better writers and students have left my classroom as better editors and students have left my classroom with better test scores. But if students leave my classroom as better people, then maybe I have truly done the job that I’m supposed to do.
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